Wayne, Mich. (Fox 2) – Several police departments and bomb squad companies converged on a Wayne County neighborhood Sunday afternoon after a suspicious package alert was determined to be a credible threat. Residents were evacuated for several hours as crews dismantled the device.
The homemade explosive device was found in the wheel well of a truck parked at a home in Wayne on Gloria Street near Annapolis.
The device has been disconnected and disabled. Even though the threat was no longer present, neighbors still had questions about what happened on their street.
“It was scary, it really scared the crap out of me,” Jennifer Lees said. “There’s bomb squads, all kinds of police cars, fire trucks.”
At one point, the city even sounded storm sirens as a warning after the device was located.
“If that person had gotten up and left, they could have died right away,” said Michelle Hamlin. “For that to happen here at Wayne, we’re not going to continue those things.”
Andrew Maciag, who was evacuated because of the bomb threat, said everyone’s door was knocked because of the emergency.
The response drew boots on the ground from local officials in Wayne to the Metro Bomb Squad, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the FBI. The footage shows an expert dressed in a suit designed to prevent an explosion.
It was dispersed after a few hours and people were allowed to return to their homes.
Sources told FOX 2 a suspect was brought in for questioning, but no further details were available.