Homemade bomb found by Battle Creek power substation

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Michigan State Police and other agencies removed a suspicious item from the Consumers Energy substation in Battle Creek.

Battle Creek Police say the device was found at the substation on Elm Street, just north of E. Michigan Avenue at about 9:30am by an employee doing regular morning checks. The device was described as two full gas cans with a small package that was believed to be a means of lighting the cans.

The bomb squad used their robot to separate the device and deactivate it.  The crime lab is currently checking all the evidence.

Police tell us that if they device had gone off by the substation, much of downtown Battle Creek would have lost power.

A crew from FOX 17 found a hole was cut in part of the fence.

No evacuations were ordered and power service was not cut. No one was injured.




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