Topeka police investigate bomb threat in downtown Topeka

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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.

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