UPDATED: Grand Chute family finds bomb
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GRAND CHUTE, WI- A neighborhood on edge after a Grand Chute family finds a bomb in their garage. Police and the bomb squad responded to the 2700 block of West Highway Drive Saturday afternoon.
Police say the family was cleaning out their garage when they came across the bomb.
They called 911 and police say it's been safely removed. But neighbors tonight are shaken up by the incident
"The explosive device was found in this garage back here" said neighbor Ronald Williams.
Williams lives just two houses down from where it all happened. He says investigators on scene called the device a "pipe bomb" wrapped in a box. Williams says his street was crawling with police cars.
"One sitting back where the mail box was, one in the driveway, there were two here" said Williams.
But Williams says he would have never imagined police were there for a bomb. And that makes him and his wife uneasy.
"It would be scary to find something that like that your garage. Knowing that one of your grandkids or kids could have been in there walking around, and it could have gone off" said Williams.
"I just worry about everybody. You know especially because our kids were out riding bikes"said Debbie Williams/
But police say the area is safe now. Grand Chute police released a statement.
It says "...The bomb squad arrived and determined the device was an actual improvised explosive device. The bomb squad recovered and rendered the device safe..."
Police have not released how the bomb got into the garage, or how long it had been inside it.
The Williams say the situation will have them on alert.
"Our streets aren't safe anymore" said Debbie Williams.
The Outagamie-Brown county bomb squad and Grand Chute police are investigating the incident.