BLUE SUMMIT, Mo. - The FBI says the suspicious package found on bus in Blue Summit Friday, which had investigators on the scene for more than 10 hours, was a hoax improvised explosive device.
A bus driver found it when he was parking at First Transit, 8400 E. Truman Rd., Friday morning.
Special federal agents, the National Guard and the ATF were called to investigate, and robots were used to handle the package.
Monday, Kansas City’s FBI spokesperson Bridget Patton said the investigation is ongoing.
“Whatever it was, the object, the package, the item in question, was made to look like an IED, an improvised explosive device,” she said. “That was the reason for the abundance of caution.”
Creation of a hoax device is a crime that falls under federal jurisdiction. Crews were able to disassemble it and clear the scene by late Friday night.
We’ll continue to keep you updated on this story as more details become available.
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