Bomb squad called to report of suspicious item

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The Champaign Police Department and the bomb squad were called out on Tuesday morning for the report of a suspicious item. 

Police say a call came in around 8 a.m. for a suspicious item at Women's Health Practice on South Neil Street. According to reports, an employee identified a broken side window and discovered what appeared to be a potential bomb on the inside window seal. 

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit was called out to make sure the item was not dangerous. They determined the object was suspicious and they safely removed it from the building. 

Police collected additional evidence from the scene. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and FBI were contacted and responded. The ATF, FBI and Champaign police are investigating the case. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at  217-373-8477 or Champaign Police Investigations Division at 217-403-6900. 

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