TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – An area in downtown Topeka was shut down for over an hour Tuesday while Topeka police investigated a bomb threat.
South Kansas Avenue was shut down from 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue around 2 p.m. while officers investigated inside Iron Rail Brewing.
Topeka police said a man reportedly called the restaurant said he is not happy with government officials. The man said he had placed a device inside and gave 25-30 minutes for the device to go off.
Iron Rail staff made the decision to evacuate their building as a precautionary measure.
Around 3:15 p.m., officers deemed the area safe after investigating. Kansas Avenue and all other side streets were reopened.
The investigation into the threat is ongoing.