TOMAH - It was a tense night in Tomah, after police heard a beeping noise from a parked car near a bank. Police said an officer saw suspicious items through the windows close to four yesterday afternoon. So they called the Dane County bomb squad, along with officers from two federal agencies and a robot from Fort McCoy's fire department.
Four-blocks in Tomah were closed off and evacuated until late last evening, when agents decided the materials were inert and non-explosive.
Police said they asked the Monroe County district attorney's office to consider a possible concealed weapons charge against the car's owner, 63-year-old Edward Kruger of Tomah.
According to online court records, he was charged in May with a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon - and his next court appearance in that case is set for July 18th. Kruger reportedly told officers he had made explosive devices in a 3-to-4 month period around late April. And officials said he had printed items related to improvised explosive devices.