Suspicious 'components' rendered safe in downtown Henderson

Police respond to a report of a suspicious package in downtown Henderson on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

Flammable components were rendered safe after police responded to a report of an explosive device Saturday morning in downtown Henderson, police say.

Officers got a call of a family disturbance near Water Street and Atlantic Avenue at about 3:40 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, according to Officer Rod Peña with Henderson Police.

A woman reported that a man stated he had an explosive device in a car, and officers made contact, finding a suspicious package in a car in a nearby alley, Peña said.

The Las Vegas Bomb Squad responded to provide assistance, and Henderson Police cordoned off the area to make sure it was safe, according to Peña.

Authorities determined there was no device, but rather flammable components, he said, which were rendered safe. The situation was resolved by about 9:30 a.m., and no injuries were reported.

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