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UPDATE: Marshfield Police say man dropped suspicious item in yard, knows homeowner

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UPDATE: Police are continuing to investigate after a suspicious item filled with fireworks was tossed into a yard in Marshfield.

Someone who knows the homeowner dropped the item on a lawn Thursday morning on Lincoln Avenue, officials said.

Officials said previously that the person of interest yelled something at the homeowner, but they said later that was not the case.

Authorities said the item was not a bomb, but was filled with fireworks. 

Officials previously asked people to stay away from the area until they knew what the suspicious item was. They said they were taking precautions because the item had pipes sticking out of it.

Crews remained on scene until around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.


UPDATE: Police in Marshfield are continuing to investigate a suspicious item tossed into a yard in Marshfield. Officials say someone dropped the item on a lawn on Lincoln Ave. and yelled something at the homeowner Thursday morning.

Authorities are asking people to stay away from the area and are still trying to figure out if it's a bomb. They said they are taking precautions because the item had pipes sticking out of it.

Police took photos of the item and sent them to the Marathon County Bomb Squad, who then responded to the scene.

Lincoln Avenue is closed between Shortess Drive and Frontage Road. 

Crews remained on scene at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.


Marshfield (WAOW) - Authorities are asking people to stay away from an area of Marshfield due to a bomb investigation, according to the police chief.

Chief Rick Gramza told our affiliate in Wausau, WAOW, someone reported a possible bomb in their front yard on Lincoln Avenue on the city's northwest side.

Police took photos of the item and sent them to the Marathon County Bomb Squad. Crews are being sent down from Wausau to investigate.

Lincoln Avenue is closed between Shortess Drive and Frontage Road. 

This developing story will be updated with the latest information.

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