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PRINCETON — Princeton Police Department called for Evansville Police Department's bomb squad robot to retrieve a suspicious package reported in a dumpster at the Dike Apartment complex in the 300 block of West Brumfield Avenue Wednesday — then moved to Maple Hill Cemetery on the city's southeast side later in the afternoon where police found three more fireworks-type explosive packages.

PPD Chief Derek McGraw confirmed early Wednesday afternoon that a suspicious package was reported to be in the dumpster at the apartment complex. Police blocked off access to the property shortly after 1 p.m. and evacuated the apartments.

North Gibson school buses were re-routed away from the area when classes ended for the day.

EPD's bomb squad arrived and deployed a robot to open the dumpster. PPD Assistant Chief Mike Hurt confirmed the bomb squad retrieved the material from the dumpster, which was determined to be some fireworks assembled together.

Shortly after the item was taken from the dumpster for examination, police were dispatched to Maple Hill Cemetery on a report regarding another suspicious package. The EPD bomb squad retrieved three more packages of explosive fireworks.

Hurt said police have talked with a person who made the package in the dumpster, and are still investigating the Maple Hill Cemetery devices. He said he's meeting with the Gibson County Prosecutor Thursday to discuss the case.

Gibson County Emergency Medical Service and Princeton Fire Territory crews responded to both sites as a precaution.

RINCETON — Princeton Police Department called for Evansville Police Department's bomb squad robot to retrieve a suspicious package reported in a dumpster at the Dike Apartment complex in the 300 block of West Brumfield Avenue Wednesday — then moved to Maple Hill Cemetery on the city's southeast side later in the afternoon where police found three more fireworks-type explosive packages.

Full details were not immediately available, but PPD Chief Derek McGraw confirmed a suspicious package was reported to be in the dumpster in the early afternoon. Police blocked off access to the property and evacuated the apartments.

North Gibson school buses were re-routed away from the area when classes ended for the day.

EPD's bomb squad arrived and deployed a robot to open the dumpster. PPD Assistant Chief Mike Hurt confirmed the bomb squad retrieved the material from the dumpster, which was determined to be some fireworks assembled together.

Shortly after the item was taken from the dumpster for examination, police were dispatched to Maple Hill Cemetery in connection with the investigation of the matter, and the EPD bomb squad retrieved three more packages of explosive fireworks.

Hurt said police have talked with a person who made the package in the dumpster, and are still investigating the Maple Hill Cemetery devices.

Gibson County Emergency Medical Service and Princeton Fire Territory crews responded as a precaution.

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