UPDATE: ATF says suspicious package was sent to home by mistake

Published: May. 30, 2018 at 9:28 PM CDT
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The ATF tells KSFY News the suspicious package sent to a home in southwest Sioux Falls was sent there by mistake.

The recipients living in the area of 54th Street and Bonnie Court thought the box contained products from an online service delivered to them on a weekly basis.

The package was not meant to do harm, according to Kurt Wheeler of ATF.

The bomb squad detonated the package as a security measure.

There is no threat to public safety.


UPDATE Thursday:

Federal authorities are investigating after authorities detonated a suspicious package in southwest Sioux Falls.

The package was reported by residents of a home in the area of W. 54th Street and Bonnie Court Wednesday evening.

According to Captain Loren McManus, the residents told police they receive a weekly package from an online service. However, in this week's package, the package contained a second box within it. The residents thought it looked suspicious, and called police.

McManus said the box was clearly marked as an explosive device. The bomb squad was called in and eventually detonated the package as a security measure.

"The question is how did it get to that point, and we don't know," McManus said. "Somewhere between the sending point and to where this couple lives, this package was opened and the box was put inside it. That's really all we know. We don't know where it happened at, or what the time frame was."

McManus said either the FBI or the ATF will continue the investigation.


Original story:

Sioux Falls Police and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue spent some time investigating a suspicious package in southwest Sioux Falls, Wednesday night.

It happened around West 54th Street and Bonnie Court just west of John F. Kennedy Elementary School.

Upon arrival, police say the package was deemed suspicious and area residents were evacuated. The Sioux Falls Police Bomb Squad, ATF and FBI arrived on scene and the package was neutralized and processed.

No one was injured during this incident. The investigation is ongoing.