Jan 21, 2020 11:54 PM

The Latest: Reported bomb threat in downtown Topeka

Posted Jan 21, 2020 11:54 PM
Police on the scene of the investigation Tuesday afternoon photo courtesy WIBW TV
Police on the scene of the investigation Tuesday afternoon photo courtesy WIBW TV

TOPEKA–Law enforcement authorities reported that following a thorough investigation, a reported bomb threat in downtown Topeka Tuesday was deemed not credible, according to police spokesperson Gretchen Koenen.

Just before 2:00 p.m. officers from the Topeka Police Department responded to the Iron Rail Brewery located, 705 S Kansas Avenue in Topeka on a report of a bomb threat.

An individual reportedly called the business stating they placed a bomb in the building. Officers immediately closed nearby streets and restricted pedestrian activity in the area.

Iron Rail Brewery staff made the determination to evacuate their building as a precautionary measure. The TPD Bomb Unit and a Police K-9 from the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office that is specialized in Bomb Detection cleared the building and did not locate anything suspicious.

All streets in the area reopened shortly after 3:15 p.m. The investigation into the threat is ongoing.


SHAWNEE COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating report of a bomb threat in Topeka.

According to a social media report from police, South Kansas Avenue is currently shut down from 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue in Downtown Topeka while officers investigate the threat.

Side streets in the surrounding area may be impacted. The public is asked to avoid the area. 

Police have released no additional additional details and have reported not injuries.

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