Suspicious object that prompted evacuation was canister of fabric starch, police say

LAKE DELTON, Wis. - A suspicious object that prompted Lake Delton police to evacuate businesses Saturday was determined to be a canister of fabric starch, according to a release from police.

Lake Delton police were called around 5:20 p.m. about a suspicious object near the U.S. Cellular Store on Commerce Street, officials said.

Officers found a cylinder-shaped object on the shoulder of the road on the south side of the cellphone store, according to the release. Officers were unable to identify the object, so they evacuated all businesses in the immediate area.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad responded and used an Andros F6B robot to examine the object, officials said. They eventually determined the object was a cylinder Sizing Spray Unit, which contains starch used to stiffen fabrics.

The area was deemed safe and businesses were reopened, according to the release.


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