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Man in Custody after Bomb Scare

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Parsons, KS - The Parsons Police Department has released additional information regarding yesterday's bomb scare. 

At approximately 1:04 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, Parsons Police Officers were called to the 2900 Block of Main to a report of domestic disturbance. A 64-year-old woman reported the disturbance. Officers tried to make contact with the individual in question when the suspicious device was detected.

At 1:54 p.m., Parsons Police contacted the Kansas Highway Patrol Bomb Squad for assistance. The bomb squad has team members throughout the state of Kansas. Erring on the side of safety, at that same time police cordoned off a block safety area evacuating both residents and businesses shutting down Main Street as well until the bomb squad could evaluate the situation.

Once the KHP specialty team arrived on scene and dismantled the device (around 9:30 p.m.), residents were allowed back into the area.

A 32-year-old Parsons man is being held in the Parsons City Jail awaiting formal charges in Labette County District Court. Pending charges could include: criminal use of an explosive device (statute also covers simulated explosive devices), and domestic battery.

(11/5) The bomb squad has been called out in southeast Kansas.  The Parsons Police Department were called out to a domestic disturbance around 29th St and Main St.  According to the city's public information officer Kari West when police were searching for one of the suspect in the disturbance when officers found a suspicious device in the suspects vehicle.  The bomb squad has been called out to determine what the device is.  We will have more information as it becomes available. 

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