Suspicious Package Cleared, Police Investigating Bomb Threat

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Madison County Sheriff's investigators and the Huntsville Police bomb squad responded to a bomb threat at a mobile home near the Oh Boy fireworks stand near Hobbs Island Road.

It happened around 7:25 Saturday night.

Employees at the fireworks stand called in a suspicious looking package behind a mobile home next door.

Deputies responded and found what looked like a pipe bomb.

That mobile home is where a man who was arrested last week in police standoff had been staying. That man, John Raleigh Wilson, is still in jail on no bond.

Law enforcement had all four lanes of Highway 231 shut down for more than a mile while they worked the scene.

The Huntsville Police  bomb squad detonated the package, which was in a metal box. No one was hurt.

The Fantasia's Gentleman's Club was evacuated as well as multiple businesses located near where the bomb was found.

Bomb Threat Road ClosedHighway 231  was shut down for about an hour while they worked the scene.

Investigators tell WHNT when they arrested Wilson last weekend after he threatened to kill police, they did a clean sweep of his house and didn't find the package.

Investigators have no suspects in this case yet. They are working on finding out how the package got behind the mobile home.


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