UPDATE: Suspicious device in Hastings was harmless
Hastings police blocked off the streets surrounding a downtown bank for a time Friday afternoon after employees noticed a suspicious looking device.
Police Chief Adams Story told Local4 the state patrol bomb squad examined the device and found it harmless.
The bomb squad determined that it was just a collection of wires.
Employees noticed the device Friday afternoon in the area of the drive-through on the south side of the Home Federal bank at 715 West 4th street.
Story said that the State Patrol bomb squad was called in to examine the device. The bank was closed and the employees were sent home for the day.
The device was determined to pose no danger.