SPOKANE, Wash. — The item that caused roads to be closed due to a bomb threat in downtown Coeur d'Alene on Monday has been safely removed and roads are reopened.
KREM Photojournalist Dave Somers tweeted Monday night that Coeur d'Alene Police spokesman Jared Reneau said the device looked like someone was trying to make a device look like a bomb. The device was safely removed from the Courthouse Plaza and Government Way parking lot.
Somers tweeted at 5:40 p.m. on Monday that the suspicious item had been gathered and the roads were reopened.
Reneau said the call came in at 2:30 p.m. of a bomb in the courthouse parking lot. People were then evacuated and a perimeter was established for safety, he said.
The bomb threat was reported in downtown Coeur d'Alene on Monday afternoon.
A staff member at the Kootenai County Courthouse said they received notifications about heavy police activity by the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel and Coeur d'Alene Police are investigating.
The Coeur d'Alene Police Department confirmed the bomb threat was a reported suspicious device downtown.
The device was covered in duct tape with wires sticking out of it, police confirm.
A bomb squad with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.
The surrounding area was blocked off.
This is a developing story.