The Muscatine Police Department received a report at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, concerning a suspicious object found by a citizen in the upriver end of Muscatine’s Riverside Park. Police evacuated the area and blocked off the park at the Cedar Street entrance.
Muscatine Police notified the State Fire Marshal’s office who removed the object and will be conducting a follow-up investigation. Once the area was cleared, police reopened the park to the public.
The Muscatine Fire Department assisted with the incident.
No injuries were reported.
Muscatine Police Captain Jeff Jirak said that police have responded to similar reports of suspicious objects in the past, and were resolved without incident.