Suspicious device blown up in Willmore Park

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Sunday afternoon the St. Louis police departments’ bomb and arson squad was summoned to Willmore Park off Hampton in South St. Louis.  The department told Fox 2 that a closed metal fryer was found in the park next to a fence away from the public.

Officers arriving on the scene cordoned off a large portion of the park.

One park goer told Fox 2 that an officer ask her and her family to move away from the area as the police worked to determined what was in the fryer.

The bomb squad eventually decided to neutralize the fryer by blowing up the fryer.  The contents and metal fragments were taken away for further study.

Just before 7 pm the all clear was given and the park was returned to normal use.