APD: Suspicious item found in neighborhood

Published: Jun. 8, 2020 at 8:52 PM AKDT
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UPDATE: 10:02 p.m. Police say they have cleared the scene and taken the item with them for further investigation. Residents can return to their homes now.

UPDATE: 9:05 p.m. Channel 2 News photojournalist Jeremy Kashatok reports that police have detonated the item that was under investigation.

Original story:

The Anchorage Police Department bomb squad was called out to an east Anchorage neighborhood Monday evening after a suspicious item was found.

APD said at 6:36 p.m., officers with the Patrol Division and Explosives Ordinance Disposal Unit responded to a trailer home on the 4100-block of Debarr Road after getting reports of a suspicious item.

Trailers in the immediate vicinity were evacuated and the street of what APD called the "target residence" were shut down while the investigation is being conducted.

APD asked that people avoid the area and follow all officer instructions.

(This is a developing story. Check and Channel 2 News for the latest)