The Illinois State Police located a pipe bomb in the vehicle of a Henry County man who was killed during a standoff with US Marshals on Tuesday.
According to ISP, Crime Scene Investigators were processing the vehicle on Wednesday that 30-year-old Jeffery R. Blunk of Geneseo was driving in at the time he was shot, pursuant to a search warrant obtained by the department, when the pipe bomb was located.
As a precautionary measure, the Geneseo Police Department, City Hall buildings, and nearby residents were evacuated while the public was asked to avoid the area of the 100-block of South Oakwood Avenue.
The Quad City Bomb Squad recovered the pipe bomb, transported the evidence to a secure location, and there was no threat to the public.
The investigation continues into the incident from ISP’s Division of Criminal Investigations Zone 2.