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UPDATE: Bomb Squad Destroys Suspicious Package at County Market

Hudson Police officers shut down Crest View Drive at County Market while bomb squad personnel worked to remove a suspicious package in the grocery store parking lot.

UPDATE (6:57 p.m., Sept. 19, 2012): Bomb squad personnel destroyed a suspicious package that turned out to be coffee cans filled with rocks and sand in the County Market parking lot in Hudson shortly after 6 p.m., according to Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen. 

The suspicious item was two coffee cans duct taped to each other to form a long cylinder along with tape and rope, according to Jensen.

Thanks to surveillance cameras in the parking lot, police have a suspect vehicle and a person of interest in the incident, which remains under investigation.

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UPDATE (6:05 p.m., Sept. 19, 2012): Hudson Police Sgt. Jason Muenich said a County Market employee found a device in one of the shopping carts in the grocery store parking lot, and the store reported it to police.

For safety reasons, police shut down the very busy Crest View Drive between Gateway Drive and the Walmart parking lot. Muenich advised that motorists use Coulee Road to get around the scene or avoid the area all-together.

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BREAKING NEWS (5:41 p.m., Sept. 19, 2012): Hudson Police officers are shutting down Crest View Drive at County Market while bomb squad personnel work in the grocery store parking lot.

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This post will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

yomammy September 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM
video cameres in lot?
Big Guy September 20, 2012 at 06:21 PM
I thought County Market was having a 2 for 1 sale on doughnuts last night. :-)

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