Bomb squad called to gas station in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – There were some anxious moments and a business evacuation Wednesday night at a gas station in Lexington following a bomb scare, according to Lexington Police.

Investigators say someone threw a smoke detector into the dumpster at the Speedway at the corner of Liberty Road and Old Todds Road.

While taking out some trash around 8:20 p.m., a gas station clerk heard a beeping noise in the dumpster, didn’t know what it was and was concerned it could have been a bomb.

The Lexington Police Department’s Hazardous Devices Unit responded to the scene.  The gas station was evacuated as a precaution and a stretch of Liberty Road was temporarily closed to traffic.

A robot was used and a bomb technician found the smoke detector and quickly determined there was no safety threat.  The business was allowed to reopen along with Liberty Road.  No one was hurt.

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