Bomb squad determines suspicious sound at Lawrence Kwik Shop came from discarded carbon monoxide alarm

photo by: Chris Conde/Journal-World File Photo

A Lawrence Police Department vehicle is seen in this file photo from September 2018.

An out-of-town bomb squad determined that a suspicious device found in Lawrence Thursday night was a “very loud” carbon monoxide alarm that had been discarded, a Lawrence police official said Friday.

Around 11 p.m., police responded to a call of a suspicious device at the Kwik Shop at 1420 Kasold Drive, where an officer could hear something repeatedly saying “evacuate,” according to Journal-World news partner Operation 100 News.

Patrick Compton, a spokesman for the Lawrence Police Department, said the department coordinated a response with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical, which called in the Overland Park Police Department’s bomb squad to investigate. After investigating, the squad found the sound to be coming from a carbon monoxide alarm in the garbage.

While it was determined there was no danger, Compton said the response was “a testament” to the partnership between the agencies that investigated.


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