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Possible bomb found at Union County business

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UPDATED: NOVEMBER 1, 2017 4:30 p.m.

COBDEN -- There's now an ongoing investigation into the incident by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Secretary of State Police, and Illinois State Police.    

A bomb disposal removed the device which appeared to be hazardous and neutralized it. 

The scene was then cleared.     

UPDATED: NOVEMBER 1, 2017 1:25 p.m.

COBDEN --Secretary of State Police tell News 3 there was no bomb. Investigators determined the device was a hoax.

The Union County Sheriff is now handling the investigation.

News 3 is reaching out to the sheriff for more information.

ORIGINAL STORY

COBDEN -- A worker at Clark and Son in Cobden tells News 3 a homemade bomb was found inside the business this morning.

A News 3 crew found Secretary of State Police and other unmarked cars at the Cobden salvage yard.

An officer asked our crew to leave the area for safety reasons.

The worker we spoke with says the bomb had a note demanding money.

Stay with News 3 for updates.

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