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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT

August 4, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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SLCPD Hazardous Devices Unit Safely Removes Suspicious Item

SALT LAKE CITY — Today, the Salt Lake City Police Department Hazardous Devices Unit safely removed a suspicious item near a business.

This investigation began at 10:24 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2022 after SLC911 received information about a suspicious item near a business located at 185 West 1700 South.

Officers responded, secured the scene and blocked off 1700 South between Jefferson Street and 300 West 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.

All road closures were lifted at 12:37 p.m.

Three 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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