So it was a fake bomb that shut down our streets . . .
Police were called to the 1300 block of 10th Avenue South just after 4 p.m. on reports of a suspicious package, said Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Henry Irby. Birmingham and UAB police closed several blocks around the area to allow bomb squad members to investigate the package, which they detonated about 6:30 p.m. Police said the package contained some wiring and resembled an explosive device.
“Whatever the purpose of the device, we don’t know,” said Irby.
No one was injured and the device was turned over to the federal Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for investigation.