Sheriff: Bomb explodes in landfill near Parsons . Courthouse

Authorities have arrested a suspect

PARSONS, Kan. – Labette County Sheriff Darren Einchinger confirmed a person detonated a bomb near the courthouse in Parsons, Kansas.

A Parsons man, 63, is believed to have detonated it at around 4:55 a.m. this morning in a trash can at the Labette County Justice Center (District Court). It is located at 201 S. Central Avenue.

At 8 a.m., officers from the Labette County Sheriff’s Office viewed the surveillance video. They saw a white man putting the device in the trash. Authorities later identified the man and detained him.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the ATF and the FBI are in Parsons. Authorities said debris went up a block away and they were working to collect it.

Law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate. There are no known injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office said it would release more details at a later date.

Janna Hautala by KOAM spoke to the authorities and a nearby resident today. Please join KOAM News for more latest information.

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