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Bomb squad investigating possible explosive in Wrigleyville home

Updated: May 30, 2012 5:44PM

The police bomb unit is investigating possible explosives inside a Wrigleyville residence.

The police Bomb & Arson Section responded about 2:35 p.m. to a residence in the 900 block of West Newport Avenue to investigate a possible explosive device, said police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety, citing preliminary information.

The building to be evacuated and the bomb unit officers did find a potential explosive, Baety said. A Level 1 hazardous materials incident was initiated about 5 p.m. and the fire department was called, police said.

The incident is about two blocks away from Wrigley Field, where the Cubs were playing the San Diego Padres.

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