Authorities probe bomb found in Kansas field

ALLEN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in east-central Kansas’ Lyon County are investigating a small bomb they say was found in a field.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department tells the Emporia Gazette that the improvised explosive device was found shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday near Allen by a person who was leasing the field.

Sheriff’s officials contacted the Fort Riley 744th EOD Bomb Squad which responded to the scene and disabled the device.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Office at 620-341-3205 or Crime Stoppers at 620-342-2273.