Marion police, fire, respond to suspicious package

MARION, Iowa - Law enforcement agencies investigated a suspicious device at a mobile home park in Marion on Tuesday night10, 2019 (John Hofmeister/Viewer Photos)

At around 5:20 p.m., Marion Police and Fire Departments received a report of a suspicious item in a yard in the Squaw Creek Village mobile home park.

Pictures of the item sent to KCRG-TV9 from a viewer show a canister, partially wrapped in duct tape, with two rechargeable batteries and a small piece of circuitry with a single red LED bulb.

A robotic device was used to move the suspicious item.

Police said it was rendered safe and removed from the premises. No indication was given whether it ever posed any threat to the public.