Williamson Co. authorities find “inert training device” outside business

Authorities investigate suspicious object in Williamson County

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - There was a large police presence outside on Route 148, just south of Marion on Friday, Feb. 15.

According to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, they are investigating a suspicious object at the Grassy General Store.

The sheriff’s office received a report at 6:43 p.m. of an object that appeared to be an explosive device.

The suspicious object was determined to be a misplaced inert training device.

Appropriate evacuations and safety measures were put in a place.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Carbondale Police Department, SIU PD Bomb Disposal Unit, Illinois State Police, Lake of Egypt Fire Department, Williamson County Fire Protection District and the Illinois Secretary of State’s Bomb Disposal Unit.

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