Inactive military device removed from Peace Gardens
Mar 13, 2022, 1:49 PM | Updated: 1:51 pm
(Used by permission, Salt Lake City Police Department)
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Hazardous Devices Unit safely removed an inert device from the International Peace Gardens at Jordan Park.
Operators at the 911 call center received a call around 9:15 am Sunday to report the device, according to a news release.
Officers closed off a portion of the gardens while they looked over the device and then removed it.
This morning, patrol officers and members of the Hazardous Devices Unit (HDU) safely removed an inert military-grade device from the International Peace Gardens in Jordan Park. For more info, read our press release:https://t.co/UfPldZXCIA#SaltLakeCity #UT #SLC #SLCPD pic.twitter.com/25h4A97S5u
— Salt Lake City Police (@slcpd) March 13, 2022
That portion of the park reopened around 11:15 police said.
The Utah Air National Guard helped at the call-out.
Police did not give any description of the device but an investigation. Meanwhile, an investigation is underway to figure out how it got there.
The Salt Lake City Police Department reminded community members to call 911 instead of trying to remove a suspicious device.