Union Pacific Railroad workers discovered a suspicious device on the railroad tracks north of the Russell High School baseball field on Monday afternoon around 1 PM.
Members of the Kansas Bomb Squad were called in and removed the device at around 3:30 PM.
It was taken east of Russell and later detonated by the bomb squad.
No injuries were reported.
It has not been announced what the device contained.
While the Kansas Bomb Squad worked the scene, portions of East 12th and North Culp Streets were blocked off.
Members of the Russell Police Department, Fire Department and EMS also responded.
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