IED Found in Downtown Springfield

IED Found in Downtown Springfield


SPRINGFIELD- An improvised explosive device was found in downtown Springfield Monday night.

First responders were called to E. Washington Street just before 6:30 PM.  Many of the buildings nearby were empty because it was after work hours. However Brewhaus, a pub on the 600 block of E. Washington St., had to be evacuated.

The device was blown up by a bomb squad. No one was injured. Anyone with information is asked to call Springfield Police or Sangamon County Crimestoppers (217) 788-8427.

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