Independence police say suspicious device in neighborhood isn’t an explosive

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Investigators with an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit were in the 10300 block of E. 9th Street South on Tuesday afternoon where a neighbor reported a suspicious device in his yard.

Police gave an update just after 6:30 p.m. that the device isn't an explosive and they are clearing the scene.

They needed to shut down E. 9th Street south from Ash to Fairview while the investigation was completed, but the area is safe and things should return to normal soon.