Date: April 2nd, 2021
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Ryan Bridges, bridgesR@kalamazoocity.org, 269-762-2922
On April 2nd Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to the 900 block of Jasper Street for a suspicious item. A suspicious object was given to a citizen who, upon seeing the object starting to flash, thought it was suspicious and contacted Public Safety. Due to how the object was described to dispatchers, the Public Safety Bomb Squad responded to the scene as a precautionary measure while traffic was shut down on Crosstown Parkway.
The device was secured by the bomb squad and determined to be safe, unmodified, and non-hazardous in nature. After further review it was determined that no criminal act had occurred, and this was merely a suspicious occurrence.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269-337-8139 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.
By authority of: Lt. Keaton Nielsen