Woodland Village apartments evacuated due to bomb scare
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Residents of Marshfield’s Woodland Village apartments were evacuated on Dec. 5, for a second time in less than a week, due to a bomb scare.
The Marshfield Police Department was called around 1:30 p.m. that Saturday, after a property manager found suspected explosives devices within the apartment building. The devices appear similar to those found on Dec. 3 and also appear to be associated with that investigation.
The apartment complex was evacuated for seven hours after the latest discovery.
The Marathon County bomb squad was called in again to search the building, and assisted the FBI with the safe removal of the suspected explosives.
Officials first searched the residence on Dec. 3, during which multiple explosive devices were found. Saturday’s search was prompted when the property manager of the apartment complex alerted police to the fact that the suspect also maintained an onsite storage facility, where investigators found five more explosives, described as pipe bombs.
The man responsible is not in custody at this time due to reasons police did not disclose.