‘Unknown Explosive Device’ In Louisiana That Prompted Evacuation Turns Out To Be An Egg

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Louisiana authorities evacuated multiple homes in the town of Amelia on Saturday over concerns of an “unknown explosive device” that turned out to be an egg wrapped in a bandana, local news reported.

The Louisiana State Police Bomb Squad responded to a 911 call around 11:00 a.m. on Saturday from a homeowner in Amelia, who said he had received a video of someone putting a wrapped object in a bandana under his house alongside threats, WAFB reported.

Members of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Amelia Volunteer Fire Department, and the state bomb squad joined the sheriff and rushed to respond to the report, according to KLFY.

“The homeowner in Amelia had received threats against life and a video of an object wrapped in a bandana that had been placed under his house,” the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

After authorities arrived, they evacuated several homes in the area and closed a portion of the street in accordance with law enforcement safety protocols. Then, the bomb division came in to defuse any potential explosives. However, the “unknown possible explosive device” was just a chicken egg wrapped in a bandana under the house’s front porch. (RELATED: FBI Announces Arrest Over Bomb Threat At Boston Children’s Hospital)

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office has yet to make any statement regarding whether or not there is a suspect in the case and the investigation is ongoing.