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UPDATE: Geneseo Bomb Threat

On September 23, 2019 at approximately 8:15 am Geneseo Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspect making threats to a local business involving a potential fire arm and a bomb. Geneseo Officers located the vehicle and the suspect fled from the officers at a high rate of speed. Upon the vehicle being stopped, the driver, Michael Allen, 44, Moline, Illinois was taken into custody. Mr. Allen then made statements to the officers about there being a bomb in the vehicle. The vehicle was secured at the scene by officers from Geneseo Police Department. Illinois State Police and the Henry County Sheriff's Office. The area around the vehicle was evacuated out of precaution.The Quad Cities Bomb Squad responded to the scene. Upon examination of the vehicle neither a gun nor explosive device was located. The Geneseo Police Department would like to thank the Illinois State Police, Henry County Sheriff's Office, Geneseo Fire Department, Geneseo Ambulance. Quad City Bomb Squad and the Geneseo School District for their efforts concerning this incident.