Brookston road closed for an hour as bomb squad investigates item

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WISH File Photo

BROOKSTON, Ind. (WLFI) – State Road 18 in Brookston was closed for an hour Wednesday evening after a resident thought they saw a pipe bomb in the road.

Indiana State Police got the call around 6:30 p.m. and alerted its Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit. State Road 18 was closed around Mills Street for about an hour.

Investigators determined that the item was not an explosive device. Instead, it was a registration container for a semi truck which police believed must have fallen off a passing semi. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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