Police investigating after item resembling pipe bomb found outside Huntsville restaurant

Enterprise Way was temporarily blocked off, but the road has since reopened.

Posted: Aug 5, 2019 2:03 PM
Updated: Aug 5, 2019 7:00 PM

UPDATE:

People are being allowed back in Five Guys after a suspicious package was found outside.

Lt. Michael Johnson, police spokesman, said it was an item that resembled a pipe bomb.

Huntsville police swarmed around a light pole just outside the Five Guys, where a package was sitting at the bottom of it. Officers received a call shortly after 1 PM from someone who was parked just next to the light pole. They called of a suspicious looking package and were concerned of a potential explosive. 

Five Guys workers went over to the IHOP just steps away while they waited. One IHOP employee called it scary.

"There's a lot of mysterious things that are happening across the nation right now and possibly, we could be in a lot of dangerous situations right now," Farhan Kahn told WAAY 31. 

Huntsville police are still investigating. Enterprise Way was temporarily blocked off, but the road has since reopened. The Five Guys restaurant also reopened. 

From earlier: 

The Huntsville Police Department will be temporarily shutting down eastbound Enterprise Way between University Drive and West Side Center Drive while it continues to investigate a suspicious package behind 1395 Enterprise Way. Please find alternate routes to Enterprise Way from University Drive.

From earlier: 

The Huntsville Police Department has evacuated employees at the Five Guys restaurant off University Drive.

Police said there was a report of a suspicious package left next to the bottom of a light pole post at the restaurant, located at 1395 Enterprise Way.

The bomb squad is on the scene.

A person in the parking lot called in the report to police.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and WAAYTV.com online for updates.

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