UPDATE: Arson investigation after incendiary device found at Williamsburg business

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UPDATE: (3/12/18, 12:01 p.m.)

Authorities tell the Times-Tribune that an incendiary device was found behind Tractor Supply in Williamsburg Friday morning.

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The newspaper reports employees arrived at work shortly before 5 a.m. and smelled smoke and saw crates on fire.

Authorities say the device was set up on a timer to ignite an accelerant in an attempt to burn the building.

Investigators say they do have a person of interest.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – A road is shut down in Williamsbug as police investigate a suspicious device.

According the Williamsburg police, Penny Lane near Tractor Supply was closed after a device was spotted at around 5 a.m. near the store.

The Kentucky State Police Bomb Squad and ATF officials are investigating.

Authorities are telling people to avoid the area.