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"Suspicious Items" force temporary closure of Hammond Avenue

Superior Police deployed their tactical technology team deployed to investigate the items, and utilizing their robot the obtained several photos of the items. Superior Police deployed their tactical technology team deployed to investigate the items, and utilizing their robot the obtained several photos of the items. |  Photo: Superior Police Dept.

Updated: September 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Access to Hammond Avenue in Superior was temporarily blocked Wednesday night as authorities investigated two "suspicious items."

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Around 6:10 Wednesday night, the Superior Police Department was made aware of one of the items in the 800 block of Hammond Avenue. Officers responded and located a 6-inch plastic cylinder which had wires extending from it. 

The item was in the middle of the sidewalk on the east side of Hammond Avenue a few feet south of the train tracks which are operated by the CP and UP railroads.

Officers also located a second item, an approximately 4 inch long by 4 inch wide by 2 inch tall metal box with copper wiring, which also had wires protruding from it. This item was located in the northbound traffic lane at the 800 block of Hammond Avenue.

"Although the items did not appear immediately dangerous, due to the uncertainly surrounding the origin of the items, traffic to Hammond Avenue was blocked," the Superior Police Department said in a news release.

Superior Police deployed their tactical technology team deployed to investigate the items, and utilizing their robot they obtained several photos of the items.

Superior Police say the items have been identified as components commonly used in high-powered sodium lights.

Access to Hammond Avenue is open again.

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