3:30 Monday Afternoon – Members of the Kansas Bomb squad removed the device and took it East of Russell where it was detonated by the bomb squad.
No injuries were reported and officials have not announced what was contained in the device.
BREAKING NEWS FROM THE RUSSELL POLICE DEPARTMENT: Members of the Russell Police Department and the Kansas Bomb Squad are investigating a suspicious device located on the railroad tracks just north of the Russell High School baseball field.
The device was found by railroad workers just before 1pm on Monday.
Russell Police officers arrived on scene shortly after and the Kansas Bomb Squad arrived around 2:30pm. The Russell EMS and Fire Department are also on scene.
Officials are asking everyone to stay out of the area and residents to remain indoors. They have blocked off the 700 and 800 blocks of East 12th Street and the 1100 and 1200 Blocks of North Culp Street.