Authorities reopen streets after ‘credible bomb threat’ in Superior, Wis.

Published 6:16 am Wednesday, October 2, 2019

By Dan Kraker

MPR News/90.1 FM

Fire and police officials closed several blocks of a major road in Superior, Wis., Tuesday because of what they called a “credible bomb threat.”

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On Tuesday morning, a citizen reported seeing an object that officials said appeared to be a potential homemade explosive device on the sidewalk outside the Superior Fire Department Headquarters on Tower Avenue. Law enforcement closed a stretch of Tower Avenue, which is also Wisconsin Highway 35, and evacuated the fire hall and a nearby dentist’s office.

By 2:15 p.m., Superior Mayor Jim Paine had posted a Facebook update that “all roads in the city of Superior are open. The device has been removed from Tower Avenue.”