Authorities detonate package at Kenosha Planned Parenthood


March 29, 2015

KENOSHA - Authorities say they safely detonated a suspicious package that was found outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kenosha.

Police Sgt. Joe Riesselmann says Planned Parenthood staff reported the package around 11:15 a.m. Friday. He says the way it was wrapped and the lack of identification or markings raised their concerns.

Nearby streets were closed off for nearly three hours and the bomb squad was called in. After x-rays were inconclusive, a robot was used to fire a charge into the package.

The Kenosha News reports the charge blew the box open, sending what appeared to be pages of sheets of paper flying.

Police said Friday night that the package was later identified as a legitimate delivery.

The clinic has been the scene of anti-abortion protests in the past.

Associated Press