TOPEKA (KSNT) – Authorities are investigating a suspicious package near Topeka Regional Airport late Friday morning.
Eric Johnson with the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority told KSNT a suspicious package was found at 6531 SE Forbes Ave. The building is not owned by the airport. A sign on the building says Kansas Department of Agriculture.
Emergency crews are on the scene conducting an investigation.
According to authorities speaking with a KSNT reporter the scene has been handed over to the 73rd Unit Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction, WMD).
The Civil Support Team is a small highly trained National Guard organization that supports local, state, and federal agencies responding to threats.
A privately owned building near the field has been evacuated.
This is a developing story.