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BRPD: Nothing dangerous about stolen truck

3 years ago August 15, 2012 Aug 15, 2012 Wednesday, August 15 2012 Wednesday, August 15, 2012 1:54:11 PM CDT in News
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department
By: Russell Jones, Rob Krieger

BATON ROUGE - Police said they found nothing dangerous in a stolen truck abandoned behind a building on Market Place Avenue near Sherwood Forest, which prompted an evacuation as bomb squad members investigated.

Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said earlier the truck reportedly smelled of a chemical, possibly ammonia. The truck belongs to "Auto-Chlor," a cleaning company, known for their commercial dish-washing products.

The bomb squad was called in out of an abundance of caution, but found nothing in the truck that was a threat to the area.  The investigation prompted police to close two roads in the area and evacuate people working nearby.

The area was cleared and people allowed back into their businesses around 2:30 p.m.

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