Hoax device recovered on bike trail
Chatham, Ill (WICS) —
Police found a suspicious package on a bike trail over West Plummer Boulevard in Chatham.
The call came in around 5:40 Sunday evening.
Bomb crews and other law enforcement were on scene for hours. The package was recovered by local FBI on the bridge above Plummer, which turned out to be a 20-ounce cylinder.
It was determined to be a hoax device. A train nearby was stopped for a couple of hours.
Officials cleared the scene around 10 p.m.
The device will be sent in for forensic analysis and the investigation is ongoing.