via Hudson PD
With the assistance of the FBI, ATF, Marathon-Oneida County Explosives Unit, the suspicious package has been identified as safe. The package was a military style ammunition container with several obstructions and wires protruding from the container. Technicians were able to determine there were unidentifiable items within the container and it was later determined to be full of miscellaneous materials and never presented a threat to public safety. The Republican Party Office as well as the other businesses affected by this event as well as traffic in the area has been reopened. We would like the thank the community for their cooperation during this event.
The Hudson Police Department was assisted by the WI State patrol, Hudson Fire, Hudson Public Works, St. Croix County Sheriff, Marathon-Oneida Explosives Unit, ATF, and FBI.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has tweeted that they are responding to a report of a potential explosive device outside of the St. Croix County Republican Party office in Downtown Hudson, Wisconsin.
BREAKING: @ATFStPaul is responding to reports of a potential explosive device outside of the St. Croix County Republican Party office in downtown Hudson, Wis. Hudson PD will be sharing updated info on Facebook as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/fmRKjHem65
— ATF St. Paul (@ATFStPaul) June 23, 2020
Hudson police department gave the following details on the incident
“On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 08:54hrs the Hudson Police Department was dispatched to the local Republican Party campaign office for a suspicious package. The suspicious package has been identified as a potential threat and actions have been taken to cordon off the area. There has been a safety perimeter set up and the businesses in the mall have been evacuated. We are working with several other agencies in securing the situation.
We are asking the public to avoid the area as this is having an impact on downtown City of Hudson traffic and businesses. This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide updates as we are able.”
This is a developing story…