Bomb squad removes explosive in toolbox left on Far South Side street

A business owner noticed the toolbox in the middle of the street and opened it, discovering what looked like explosives inside, police say.

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Police recovered an explosive Nov. 13, 2020, in the 11000 block of South Western Avenue.

Police recovered an explosive Nov. 13 in the 11000 block of South Western Avenue.

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Police found an explosive inside a toolbox left outside Friday morning in Morgan Park on the Far South Side.

A business owner noticed the toolbox in the middle of the street and opened it, discovering what looked like explosives inside, according to Chicago police.

The police bomb and arson team responded about 9:40 a.m. to the 11000 block of South Western Avenue and searched the toolbox, removing the explosive, police said.

A police spokeswoman couldn’t clarify what the explosive was. It’s also unclear why the toolbox was left in the middle of the street.

No one was reported injured.

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