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Suspcious vehicle at Lamar Casey’s prompts area shutdown

The Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad has been dispatched to the scene

After the discovery of a suspicious vehicle that a man drove to a Casey’s, the Lamar Police Department contacted the Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad earlier this morning.

Reports say a man went into the business and said that he had a bomb in his car.

Officers responded and found multiple wires in the car.

Officers are currently waiting for the bomb squad and will provide further updates later.

In a post made via Facebook, the department says:

“We will be shutting down 12th Street from Gulf Street to Lexington Street. Please avoid the area. Semi’s will be detoured to 17th Street as a way to get from Gulf to Lexington.”

Residents are asked to avoid the area if possible.

This story is developing and we’ll bring you updates as they become available.

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