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KSP Investigating Suspicious Device Found During Traffic Stop In Lyon County

Date of News Release: 08/06/2015

(Eddyville, KY.) - Trooper T.J. Williams and Trooper Brad Ramsey conducted a traffic stop near the 47 mile marker on Interstate 24 eastbound. During the traffic stop Trooper's noticed what appeared to be a small, improved explosive device inside the vehicle. Traffic has been shut down and rerouted at the 45 mile marker eastbound and the 56 mile marker westbound. The Kentucky State Police Hazardous Material Unit was notified and is currently on scene clearing the device. Once the device is cleared a more detailed search of the vehicle will take place. The interstate will re-open after a thorough search of the vehicle.

KSP has arrested one male and detained one female at this time. KSP is being assisted on the scene by the Kentucky State Police Special Operations Branch, Hazardous Material Unit, Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Motor Vehicles, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. Paducah Bomb Squad, Eddyville Police Department, Eddyville Fire Department, Lyon County EMS and the Kentucky Department of Transportation.