EPD: Bag found near Day School planted by same suspect who planted explosives near restaurant
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
Police say the suspicious bag found near Day School was planted by the same suspect who planted a bag containing explosive devices near an Evansville restaurant.
Evansville police say a Molotov cocktail and a suspected pipe bomb were discovered inside a bag near the McDonald's in the 3300 block of N. Green River Rd.
Police tell us a McDonald's customer called 911 and said a man wearing a bullet proof vest walked inside with a suspicious bag. Officers say a bag was found and the restaurant was evacuated.
That area of Green River Rd. was closed off and the EPD Hazardous Device Unit was brought in to check it out.
Police say the Hazardous Device Unit has taken care of both of those devices. A man who lives behind the McDonald's tells 14NEWS the explosion shook his windows when the bomb squad detonated the suspected pipe bomb.
The second bag at Day School was discovered around 11:30 and police have moved to work that location as well.
EPD says they have called additional units to the area to check for any additional threats. Police are asking anyone in the area of Green River and Morgan to Lynch who sees any suspicious packages or devices to call 911 immediately.
Evansville police are asking people to avoid the area.
Police say they do have a suspect in custody. They say the suspect also matches the description of the person they were looking for in connection with an overnight arson at the Sugar Mill Creek apartment complex
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