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POLICE: Bomb Squad called in for suspicious object in Lake Delton

February 6, 2019

A suspicious object in Lake Delton that resulted in the Dane County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad being called in was identified as a Sizing Spray Unit and not an explosive device.

According to Lake Delton Police Chief Daniel Hardman, the Lake Delton Police Department was notified of a suspicious object near the U.S. Cellular Store on Commerce St. in Lake Delton at 5:23 p.m. Feb. 2. Police were unable to identify the suspicious object. The police evacuated businesses in the area, and then requested the assistance of the Dane County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad.

The Dane County Bomb Squad examined and x-rayed the object using an Andros F6B Robot, after which they determined the object was non-explosive and the area was safe. Hardman said that the Dane County Bomb Squad identified the object as a cylinder Sizing Spray Unit containing starch used to stiffen fabrics.

Assisting the Lake Delton Police Department and the Dane County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad was the Sauk County Communications Center and the Delton Fire Department.

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