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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT

July 22, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com 

SLCPD Safely Removes Inert Military-Grade Training Device

SALT LAKE CITY — Today, the Salt Lake City Police Department Hazardous Devices Unit safely removed an inert military-grade training device from a local storage facility.

This investigation began at 10:57 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022 when a woman called SLC911 to report she found a suspicious device in a storage unit she recently purchased near 700 North Warm Springs Road.

Officers responded, secured the scene and contained a portion of the storage facility out of an abundance of caution.

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

Detectives with the HDU team safely took the item into their possession for further investigation.

Four photos taken from the scene are 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.

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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