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Insulin alarm mistaken for bomb, KPD Bomb Squad responds

The Knoxville Police Department Bomb Squad responded to a beeping noise from a trash can, according to the KPD officials.
The Knoxville Police Department Bomb Squad responded to a beeping noise from a trash can, according to the KPD officials.
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 5:45 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knoxville Police Department responded to Cherokee Health Systems on Western Avenue at around 1:50 p.m. on Friday following reports of a possible suspicious device from a trash can at the front of the building.

The Bomb Squad was called to investigate further, according to KPD officials. Officers closed a small section of 21st Street and evacuated the building.

At around 4:15 p.m., the Bomb Squad identified the object as an insulin alarm.

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