LMPD: Suspicious device in downtown Louisville was not a bomb

The device, made of pipes and various protruding wires, was found behind a bus stop on 5th Street near Jefferson and Market.

LMPD, the FBI and ATF were called to the scene and secured several blocks of downtown for more than five hours. Police were able to eventually remove the device and take it to an off-site facility for further testing.

According to the department, LMPD’s Bomb Squad determined the device was not an explosive. LMPD did not say what the device exactly was, however, police say their joint investigation is still active and ongoing.

When asked on Friday if this incident was targeted, LMPD Police Chief Erika Shields said she was “not at liberty to discuss that at this time.”

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