Bomb squad blows up geocache

Officers with the Porter County Bomb Squad prepare to inspect the remains of the package, which was destroyed after being found in the park.

La PORTE – Law enforcement officers spent several hours Wednesday investigating a suspicious package – which turned out to be a harmless geocaching box – which was left at a La Porte park.

Public safety officials closed the intersection of Monroe Street and Boyd Boulevard for about three hours as technicians from the Porter County Bomb Squad checked out the object, which was left at Hastings Park, near the crossing in the 100 block of Grandview Avenue.

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