Police take 2 men into custody, bomb squad detonates device

10 months 4 days 43 minutes ago August 20, 2016 Aug 20, 2016 Saturday, August 20 2016 Saturday, August 20, 2016 2:57:39 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Two men have been taken into custody after Independence police officers found illegal drugs, body armor and a suspicious package in a truck with stolen license plates.

The Kansas City Star reports Independence officers pulled over a white pickup truck at 3:08 a.m. Saturday at a Conoco gas station in Sugar Creek after noticing stolen plates on the vehicle.

Police closed off a block of U.S. Highway 24 in both directions while the bomb squad arrived to remove and detonate the device.

The highway was reopened after the device was destroyed.

The two men have not yet been identified.

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