UPDATE: State police declare Fishers bomb a “hoax”


By Jordan Fischer
Current in Fishers

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday the Indiana State Police Bomb Unit responded to a report of a ‘metallic device with wires’ in a vehicle parked in an IndyGo “park and ride” lot near the intersection of 106th St. and Lantern Rd. in Fishers.

The state police, assisted by members of the Fishers Police Department, Fishers Fire Department, as well as FBI and ATF agents, immediately evacuated the area and shut down traffic in all directions.

At 8:28 p.m., the device was removed from the vehicle and safely detonated by ISP officers.

Sgt. Randy McFarland of the Fishers Police Department acted as media liaison during the investigation. He confirmed that police had declared the device, which had been constructed to resemble an improvised pipe bomb, a hoax.

For more information, read the March 1 edition of the Current in Fishers.