The Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is currently investigating the discovery of an explosive device.
According to the report, SCSO deputies made contact with an individual walking near a highway in the Haskell area about 7:40 AM Thursday, December 6th. During the interaction with the individual, it was discovered that the person was in possession of an explosive device.
Deputies immediately took steps to secure the area around the device. Due to their proximity to the scene, as a precaution, Harmony Grove Schools were notified and locked down. The Little Rock Fire Department responded and neutralized the device.
There is currently no threat to public safety, and school and local business operations have resumed. The individual is being interviewed by SCSO Criminal Investigation Division detectives.
The investigation is ongoing in conjunction with federal partner agencies. Further information will be released as it becomes available.