UPDATE: Spirit Lake Suspicious Device Only A Toy Grenade - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Spirit Lake Suspicious Device Only A Toy Grenade

Posted: Updated:
Photo from the scene Photo from the scene
Mobile users can view the slideshow here: http://tinyurl.com/lqgcmcf

UPDATE: Wednesday morning, the Spirit Lake Police Department responded to the area of Middle Ave. in Spirit Lake where a suspicious device was found in a mailbox. SLPD and other agencies were called to the scene to investigate and once bomb squad inspected the mailbox they determined it was possible the device was a grenade.

A robot was brought on scene to retrieve the device and it was then determined that the device was only a toy.

The scare did cause a lock down in the town of Spirit Lake and some people in the immediate area were asked to evacuate. Here is the message that was initially posted on the Spirit Lake Police Department's Facebook Page:

"This morning there was a suspicious item discovered in the area of Middle Ave in Spirit Lake.

SLPD and other agencies are investigating the incident and at this time are asking that all area residents stay in their home unless contacted by law enforcement and asked to evacuate.

A reverse 911 message was sent to all residents east of 12th Ave between Blackwell and Deleware to notify them.

All outside traffic is advised to avoid that area of town.
"

PREVIOUS STORY:

BREAKING:
Spirit Lake Police Department has received information about a suspicious device in a neighborhood near Middle Ave. Evacuations are taking place but at this point we do not know the extent of those evacuations or any other information on the device itself. We will update this thread as soon as we get more information.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex fire

    PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex fire

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:11:57 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Photographer, Sy Stepanov gave us permission to share these devastating photos of the destruction caused by the Carlton Complex fire. This fire has burned over 250,000 acres becoming the largest wildfire in Washington state history. Over 150 homes have been destroyed by the fire which started on July 14th.>>
    KHQ.COM - Photographer, Sy Stepanov gave us permission to share these devastating photos of the destruction caused by the Carlton Complex fire. This fire has burned over 250,000 acres becoming the largest wildfire in Washington state history. Over 150 homes have been destroyed by the fire which started on July 14th.>>
  • 44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:46:53 GMT
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>
  • Boil-water advisories issued in several eastern Washington areas after storms

    Boil-water advisories issued in several eastern Washington areas after storms

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:45:06 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health believes some local water systems are at risk after severe storms moved through the area on Wednesday and they have issued some boil-water advisories. >>
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health believes some local water systems are at risk after severe storms moved through the area on Wednesday and they have issued some boil-water advisories. In Spokane and Pend Oreille counties, several water systems are under boil-water advisories:·>>
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane Fire Department honoring firefighter who died in 1909

    Spokane Fire Department honoring firefighter who died in 1909

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:31:30 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Friday night, the Spokane Fire Department will honor Henry Maynard in the 4th Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project ceremony.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Friday night, the Spokane Fire Department will honor Henry Maynard in the 4th Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project ceremony. Maynard died in the line of duty on July 25, 1909. While responding from Station 5 to an alarm at the Gandy Hotel on Sprague, Hose Wagon 5 fell behind Hook Ladder 1 coming from their Station at Sprague and Washington. >>
  • Man suing hospital after asking for circumcision and getting amputation instead

    Man suing hospital after asking for circumcision and getting amputation instead

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:29:43 GMT
    Man sues over involuntary penis amputationMan sues over involuntary penis amputation
    A man in Birmingham, Alabama is suing Princeton Baptist Medical Center for amputating his penis. He and his wife claim that he went into the hospital for a routine circumcision, but came out with his penis removed instead. The lawyer representing his case says that he doesn't understand why doctors would have done this, and added that his client is "devastated" and "inconsolable.">>
    A man in Birmingham, Alabama is suing Princeton Baptist Medical Center for amputating his penis. He and his wife claim that he went into the hospital for a routine circumcision, but came out with his penis removed instead. The lawyer representing his case says that he doesn't understand why doctors would have done this, and added that his client is "devastated" and "inconsolable.">>
  • KHQ Special: 'Behind the Fire Lines' airing Sunday at 6pm

    KHQ Special: 'Behind the Fire Lines' airing Sunday at 6pm

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:05:15 GMT
    KHQ.COM - For over a week, we've heard hundreds of heartbreaking stories from people who have lost everything, to those who refuse to let the firestorm break their spirits. From communities rallying together, to the heroes on the front lines. Join us for an hour long special, "Beyond the Fire Lines," airing this Sunday at 6pm on KHQ.>>
    KHQ.COM - For over a week, we've heard hundreds of heartbreaking stories from people who have lost everything, to those who refuse to let the firestorm break their spirits. From communities rallying together, to the heroes on the front lines. Join us for an hour long special, "Beyond the Fire Lines," airing this Sunday at 6pm on KHQ.
    >>