Police investigating suspicious package in west Topeka, confirmed it was intentionally placed IED

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The following breaking news story developed over a 24 hour period. The latest information regarding the bomb that exploded in a car outside a Topeka apartment complex can be found at this link.


TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka Fire Department released a post blast explosion report Wednesday morning outlining their role in an in investigation Tuesday evening.

The fire department was called to investigate a suspicious package Tues., Sept. 29, just before 8 p.m.

The Topeka Fire Department concluded:

  • Preliminary investigation indicates the cause of the explosion to be associated with and intentionally placed IED device within the passenger compartment of a vehicle parked within the western parking lot.
  • A search of the area revealed no other devices.
  • Estimated damage is being listed at approximately $1,500, and was contained in the vehicle.
  • No other damages were noted.
  • Agencies assisting with the investigation included the Topeka Police Department, Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority (MTAA), and the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Police blocked off parts of 6th street in west Topeka Tuesday night to investigate a suspicious package.

8:54 p.m.

The TPD bomb unit collected the suspicious package from the car and “were able to render the item safe”. Police have not identified the item at this time, according to officers on scene.

Officers have opened up the shutdown roads, and the Topeka Fire Department has now taken over the investigation, according to Topeka police.

7:10 p.m.

Topeka police arrived at the Chalet Apartment complex around 5:30 p.m. to investigate a suspicious package found in a car on the west side of the property. Officers have asked people to avoid 6th street between Southwest Yorkshire and Southwest Gage Boulevard while the TPD bomb unit investigates, according to a news release.

6:49 p.m.

Officers have blocked off 6th Street from Yorkshire Street to Gage Park to investigate a suspicious package found at the Chalet Apartments in a car. A bomb squad has been sent to the apartment complex to assist with the investigation, according to the Topeka police.

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