Police find possible bomb in vehicle during traffic stop

William Garrett

EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a man has been arrested after troopers found a possible bomb inside a vehicle during a traffic stop.

Police said in a statement that east and west bound lanes on Interstate 24 were shut down Thursday after troopers stopped a vehicle traveling east near Eddyville and noticed what appeared to be a small improvised explosive device.

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Police ordered the interstate closed in both directions while the agency’s hazardous material unit was called out to inspect the suspicious device.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said westbound lanes of I-24 reopened about 1 p.m., but eastbound lanes were still closed.

Police did not release the name of the person arrested. A statement said more information would be released later in the day.


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