UPDATE: Bombs shut down busy Lincoln highway after traffic stop

UPDATE, 5:20 a.m. — The area has reopened to traffic, but authorities remain on scene.

Drivers should use extra caution traveling through the area until crews have cleared out.

UPDATE: Two in custody after police find several explosives in northwest Lincoln

 

UPDATE, 4:45 a.m. — The Lincoln Police Department says two homemade explosives were found inside the vehicle.

They have since been detonated.

Right now, authorities are finishing up their search of the car.

Lincoln Fire & Rescue plans to turn the scene over to police around 5 a.m.

No word on how long it will take to fully reopen the area.

UPDATE: Lincoln apartment building evacuated over suspected explosives

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Fire & Rescue tells Channel 8 it’s working to safely remove a bomb Wednesday morning.

They say police stopped a vehicle near Northwest Seventh Street and West Cornhusker Highway around 1:30 a.m.

An officer noticed suspicious looking materials and called in LFR.

Crews arrived with a robot and confirmed a bomb was inside the vehicle.

Right now it’s not clear why police stopped the vehicle or who was driving.

The area is shut down until further notice.

Authorities say meth and controlled pills were found inside the vehicle as well.

Stay with Channel 8 live on air and online for more on this developing story.

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