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Bomb Squad Called to Arsenal Island

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Construction workers on Arsenal Island got a scare this morning when they found what police are calling "suspected un-exploded ordnance." 
According to Arsenal police, they found it about 11 am, and officers then closed East, South, and Gillespie streets, and Beck Avenue as a precaution. And the Quad City Bomb Squad was called in to inspect it. 
It was removed by the bomb squad about 2 hours later for disposal. 
Arsenal police do not yet know if it was dangerous or not, and have not released any further details about it. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.