Police disarm second airbag device in Kenosha County this week

  • Source: Madison
  • Published: 10/13/2016 06:46 PM

For the second time this week, a suspicious device has been discovered in Kenosha County. Pleasant Prairie police and firefighters responded at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 10500 block of 80th Avenue and discovered a suspicious item underneath a picnic bench, according to a news release from the village. The device was determined to be an automobile airbag device, police reported. The Kenosha County Hazardous Device Team determined the device was safe to move and destroyed it away from the scene, the release said. At about 7:29 p.m. Monday, an airbag device was discovered duct-taped to a “railroad crossing ahead” sign in the 6500 block of Highway A in Somers, according to a Kenosha Sheriff’s Department press release from Tuesday. Using a bomb disposal robot, the county Hazardous Device Team was able to identify the device as a vehicle’s airbag module. The team closed down the road and disrupted the device’s mechanism, rendering it safe, according to the release. The investigation into the incident remains ongoing, the Sheriff’s Department reported.


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