The Omaha Police Bomb Unit was called to a busy road leading to Eppley Airfield this morning. Lt. Catherine Miloney says around 10 am Eppley maintenance workers found a suitcase under some bushes near the roadway.
The Omaha Police Bomb Unit decided to use their robot to first remove the suitcase from under the bushes and then to take x-rays of it’s contents. It was determined there were electronics and other suspicious items inside so the decision was made to detonate it.
Bomb squad unit members were then able to get a closer look at its contents and determined there were no explosives.
Lt. Miloney says there are papers inside the suitcase and they are being examined to determine the owner. It is not know how that suitcase landed under the bushes.
This investigation closed Abbott Drive to traffic in both directions until the all clear was given.