Updated: Possible bomb found in Collirene
Published 3:47 pm Thursday, September 16, 2010
By Eason Franklin
The Lowndes Signal
A suspicious package in a local Lowndes County community has been disarmed by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation’s Bomb Squad.
The Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency and the ABI Bomb Squad responded to a call that a suspicious package, resembling a bomb, was found in a resident‘s mailbox in the Collirene community, according to EMA Director Walter Hill.
The package was isolated, contained and disarmed about one hour after the initial call was placed.
A radio and ammunition were found taped to the underside of the package, according to Lowndes County investigators. Emergency responders barricaded either side of Collirene Cutoff Road at County Roads 9 and 12.
Investigators are now examining the contents of the package for evidence.
More information as it becomes available through the Lowndes Signal.