Dynamite report in Tomah propels law enforcement action

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) — A report to the Tomah Police Department at about 10 a.m. Monday that someone might have dynamite spurred law enforcement action.

No threats were reported, but Tomah officers set out to locate the person and the vehicle suspected of containing the possible explosives. They located the pickup near the Amtrak Station and saw items in the truck bed that appeared suspicious, according to a posting on the Tomah Police Department’s Facebook page.

Officers cordoned off the area and alerted area residents and businesses.

Tomah police notified the Dane Sheriff’s Office, which sent a team from its Hazardous Devices Unit. The HDU team secured the suspicious items at about 3:45 p.m. and took them to the unit’s facilities near Madison for testing.

“This case will remain open until we can determine what these items are,” said Tomah Assistant Police Chief Eric Pedersen.

“We appreciate the level of cooperation and understanding our community showed,” Pedersen said. “We know these types of situations can create a mess for your personal and work lives. We worked as efficiently as we could under the circumstances.”

Assisting Tomah police, besides the Dane HDU, were the Tomah Public Works Department and the Monroe County 9-1-1 Communications Center.

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