Possible explosive device at Heardmont Park found to be a hoax

FROM STAFF REPORTS

UPDATED – Heardmont Park Sports Complex is reopened after local law enforcement officials discovered a possible explosive device was a hoax, according to a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Shelby County 911 call about “suspicious package” at approximately 7 a.m. this morning. In addition to the sheriff’s deputies, Hoover and Pelham police officers and representatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Federal Bureau of Investigations investigated the possible explosive device.

The device was found to be a hoax with no explosives present, according to the press release.

Herdmont Park, which is located on Cahaba Valley Road, also known as Highway 119, has been searched and re-opened to the public.

The investigation of this situation continues and anyone with information is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at 669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at 669-9116 or through our website at ShelbySO.com by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link and choosing the “General Information” category.