Possible bomb discovery was part of ongoing death investigation

Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 11:04 PM EDT
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UPDATE 6/5/2021 6:30 p.m.

GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - According to Kentucky State Police, officials were working a death investigation at the residence of 42-year-old Michael Hickman of Greenup.

Explosives were found by an unknown party during a cleanup of the residence who notified police.

While inspecting the scene, police located possible bomb and numb making materials. Officials from Frankfort came down to help dispose of those materials. At this time it’s unclear how much and what types of chemicals were discovered.

KSP says there is no reason to believe the public is in danger. There are no suspects believed to be involved.

ORIGINAL 6/4/2021

Greenup County 911 dispatch confirmed a report of a possible bomb found at a property was investigated Friday night.

Both ends of Whetstone Road had been shut down to traffic since a little before 6 p.m., according to the Little Sandy Fire Department crew at the scene.

Just after 11 p.m., our WSAZ crew reported the road was reopening and the scene was being cleared.

Earlier in the evening, Greenup County dispatchers said a bomb squad from Frankfort was responding to the scene.

During the closure of Whetstone Road, an ambulance and fire truck were parked where the road was blocked off.

Kentucky State Police at the scene say they expect to release more information later. They say no one was hurt.

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