Police look for suspect who planted suspicious park device

A bomb squad robot investigates a suspicious device.. (WISH Photo/Chopper 8)

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) – Fishers police are looking for whoever left a device at a park, which caused the Indiana State Police bomb squad to investigate.

Around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Fishers police said a suspicious package was spotted inside Witten Park. Officers closed the park off and the Indiana State Police bomb squad sent their robot inside.

For more than an hour it looked for the device, as anxious neighbors stood by.

“This is really unexpected,” Fishers resident Katie Robbins said. “I left for lunch and came back and the street was roped off.”

“Usually a nice quiet area, so to see a scene like this (go) on, it’s kind of crazy,” Fishers resident Allyson Flook said.

While a road was closed off, officers did not evacuate people from nearby homes and businesses.

“Based on what we know right now we don’t feel that there is an immediate danger to people in the homes,” Fishers Police Sgt. Tom Weger said. “It’s the park that we are concerned about, and that’s why we’re keeping people out of the park.”

Three hours after the call, officers said a device was found and removed. They haven’t said what the device was, but they did say that it wasn’t explosive.

“It’s a little unsettling considering we work right here and it’s right here where this is happening,” Flook said.

“My kids play down there pretty much every night, and like to climb on that sculpture and it’s a little unnerving to know that somebody was back there possibly doing something dangerous,” Robbins said.

Fishers police are asking anyone who saw something suspicious Tuesday morning to give them a call.

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