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Update: Rock Island Bomb Threat

Updated: April 22, 2013 06:47 AM CDT
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UPDATE: The Rock Island Police Department Responded to a call of a bomb threat / suicidal subject on Sunday night, April 21st, 2013, around 7:30.

It was reported to the Police Department that a resident in the 1800 block of 44th Street had claimed he had explosive devices in his residence and that he was going to detonate those devices. The suspect had also reportedly turned on the natural gas inside the residence

Officers responding to the residence detected the odor of natural gas and began establishing a perimeter and evacuating surrounding residences. Police Department negotiators established contact with the suspect, who eventually exited his residence at 10:51 p.m., and was taken into custody without incident.

Police say the suspect was transported to Trinity West for a mental health evaluation.

According to the report, the residence was secured and searched with the assistance of a member from the Quad Cities Bomb Squad. No explosive devices were found within the residence or surrounding area.

ORIGINAL: Rock Island Police streets near 18th Avenue and 43rd Street are now open.

Officers had closed them after a man home alone threatened to harm himself.

Responding officers negotiated with him. He came out, unhurt.

There was no bomb found. The scene is now clear.

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