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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT

June 29, 2022

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com

SLCPD Safely Removes Suspicious Device

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a suspicious item that resembled a possible explosive device.

This investigation started at 9:49 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, when SLC911 received information about a possible explosive device in an apartment, located at 999 South Main Street.

Officers responded, secured the scene, and evacuated parts of the apartment complex, including the center courtyard. The evacuations were done out of an abundance of caution.

The on-scene incident commander requested the assistance of the SLCP’s Hazardous Devices Unit (HDU).

The item was safely taken by the HDU team for further investigation. A photo of the device is being released.

As a reminder, if you see anything that looks suspicious, do not touch or pick up the item. Call 9-1-1 and follow instructions from the dispatcher.

Anyone who has information about this device should call 801-799-3000 and reference case number #22-122113.

No further information on this case is being released. Neither the PIO nor the On-Duty Watch Commander are available for interviews.

The Salt Lake City Police Department’s Hazardous Devices Unit is a member of Utah’s statewide Bomb Response Task Force and is accredited by the FBI. In addition to members from the Salt Lake City Police Department, the unit is supported by FBI-certified bomb technicians from the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Airport Division and the University of Utah Police Department. Members of the squad are very experienced with live incidents and have extensive training in render-safe procedures, explosive destruction, blast mitigation, and post blast investigation. The Hazardous Devices Unit has full bomb and explosive recovery response capabilities, utilizing all the latest equipment and technology.

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