Threat report in Liberty square prompts bomb squad - KCTV5

Threat report in Liberty square prompts bomb squad

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LIBERTY, MO (KCTV) -

A report of van whose owner said that it may have be rigged with an explosive device prompted a bomb squad to investigate near the downtown square.

The scare was prompted after a woman came into Liberty Police Department lobby about 9:30 a.m. and indicated her car wouldn't start.

The woman going through divorce and had just attended a divorce proceeding at the Clay County Courthouse.

She requested someone check her car for bomb, stating her husband has background in the military and has worked with explosives.

Lt. Andy Hedrick told KCTV5's reporting partner, The Kansas City Star, that officers examined the vehicle but did not see a device attached to it.

As a precaution, they called the Kansas City bomb and arson unit to investigate.

"There is no device that can be seen visibly, we also do not have a threat, just a woman who is concerned," Hedrick told The Star.

The Liberty School District said nearby Warren Hills Elementary was placed briefly under lockdown.

Officers have been in contact with the woman's husband, who told authorities that the van was not rigged with explosives.

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