Arrest made in suspicious device left at Salina post office

56-year-old Robin Carol Stewart in custody

SALINA, Kan. - Salina Police have made an arrest in connection to a suspicious package that was left at the post office Tuesday morning.

The package, that was addressed to the Salina Police Department, was discovered around 9:30 a.m.  The area was evacuated and the Riley County Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team was called in to investigate.

The package was designed to look like an explosive device, with wires inside.  The EOD team used water to disrupt it, and it was determined that the package was not a threat.

Police say they identified a suspect and obtained a warrant Tuesday evening, and went to the home of 56-year-old Robin Carol Stewart of Salina.  She was taken into custody.

The Salina Police Department says they are seeking formal charges of Aggravated Criminal Threat, Criminal Use of Explosives, and Interference with the Conduct of Public Business in Public Buildings.  The case is still under investigation.

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