Evanston police say that an explosive device was found behind the Howard Street police outpost Saturday night.

Bomb technicians from the Cook County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene at 633 Howard St. and rendered the device inoperable.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded and assisted in the investigation.

Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says a suspect taken into custody Saturday was turned over to federal authorities late this afternoon.

Charges have not yet been filed against the suspect, but Parrott says that based on a statement from the suspect and other evidence recovered, it appears the suspect acted alone and no additional explosive devices were planted.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. bomb at police outpost

    i am assuming that eric is being sarcastic in his post about the accused and his lack of a free beach pass.  if not, eric, you should notice that the accused lives in chicago, where all beaches are free…..

    mary brugliera

    1. I am being a tad sarcastic – 

      I am being a tad sarcastic –  I must have glanced over that fact.

      But thank you for that little nugget.  I think you may have helped to prove my point.

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