Gas Line Break Believed to be Criminal


A gas line break in Champaign is believed to have been criminally damaged. Champaign police are investigating the gas leak that happened Thursday afternoon on the 1900 block of Bradley Avenue.

Employees at Bradley's II heard a strange sound coming from outside the beer garden. Police were called and Bradley's II was evacuated, as well as approximately 150 residents from Parkland Point Apartments.

Ameren representatives were able to shut off the gas line and fix the break.

Police say witnesses reported two men from the bar were asked to leave for disorderly conduct. Police believe the two men may have been involved in the crime.

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