MU Day Care Temporarily Locked Down as Officers Investigated Suspicious Object on Sixth Avenue

Updated 1 year ago by Tony E. Rutherford, News Editor

Marshall University temporarily locked down the Marshall Child Development Academy  during an investigation of a suspicious object found in the road on Sixth Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets, near Village Apartments. The lock down was lifted about two hours later. 

The investigation took place around 1 p.m. when a university maintenance employee saw the possible pipe bomb. MUPD called the Huntington Police Department for assistance. They in turn called the WV State Police which sent a bomb squad. 

Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial told WOWK that it has not yet been determined whether the device was explosive. Captain Reginald Patterson of the WVSP told WOWK they do not believe the device was explosive, but they have not determined from where it came. 

A reliable told HNN that the item appeared to have fallen out of a CSX work truck. 

No injuries were reported, just jittery nerves. 


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