Police are investigating a suspicious package left Monday at the doors of a church in west suburban Wheaton.
A bomb squad was called in the evening to St. Joseph Orthodox Church at 412 Crescent St. for “a large box with a typed up note on top,” the City of Wheaton said in a tweet.
Crews let off a blast about 9 p.m. to inactivate the package, the city said. The box appeared to have an electronic doorbell wrapped up and sealed inside.
Nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution, and Crescent Street was closed between Washington and Sumner, the city said.
Police are investigating to determine who left the box at the church.
Wheaton Police are investigating a suspicious package at St. Joseph's Church at 412 Crescent St. Crescent is closed at Washington & Sumner and police are evacuating nearby homes as a precaution. Bomb squad has been called in to determine what is in the package.— City of Wheaton (@CityOfWheaton) June 11, 2019