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Bomb squad responds to Shawnee gas station

Shawnee bomb threat

SHAWNEE – Shawnee Police requested the assistance of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad on Sunday evening.

Shawnee police and fire were called out to the Sinclair gas station near the intersection of Harrison and MacArthur.

Police were called after a woman said she had given a ride to a man. After dropping him off, she realized he left what looked like an improvised explosive device. It was described as a cylinder wrapped in black duct tape.

The remote robot from OHP’s bomb squad was deployed. The device will be taken to the Shawnee firing range to be detonated and determine what exactly is inside.