Lee’s Summit, MO — On Saturday, January 30th at approximately 3:30 p.m. officers werelees summit
called to the 300 block of SE Douglas on the report of a suspicious package.

Officers on
scene learned that two juveniles had left a suspicious looking package on a table outside a
business and left the area. When the two juveniles returned to the scene to retrieve the box,
they were detained by an off duty law enforcement officer. The two juveniles stated that
they had left the box as a prank and that they were trying to film the scene for a prank
video. They indicated that the box was inert and was only made to look like an explosive
device.

The Explosive and Ordinance Disposal team (EOD) responded to the scene and
rendered the package safe. Streets in the downtown area were blocked off for safety while
the operation was conducted.

The juveniles were detained and released to the custody of
their parents.