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TPD Bomb Squad investigates suspicious item found in bank near eastside

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 09:16:57-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Police Department is investigating a possible suspicious item found in a bank near the eastside.

Officers were called to the Wells Fargo bank at Wilmot Rd. and 5th Street on Tuesday.

TPD tells KGUN9 , its Explosive Ordinance Unit confirmed the suspicious package was a commercial explosive, designed for commercial or industrial applications. The department says it appears the package had been at the location for several years.

The explosive was safely removed, according to TPD. The investigation is ongoing and the explosive will be disposed of at a later date.