MFD station near 27th and Capitol evacuated due to suspicious bag

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Fire Department fire station near 27th Street and Capitol Drive was evacuated Monday night, Nov. 18 due to a suspicious bag.

It happened around 8 p.m.

An investigation was underway to determine the contents of the bag.

Police, paramedics, firefighters, and MFD and MPD's hazardous materials units saturated the area.

Authorities were quick to evacuate firefighters from Station 36 and also, a handful of people from nearby businesses, including McDonald's, out of an abundance of caution.

A FOX6 News crew on scene said things were beginning to clear around 10:30 p.m.

In an update on Monday, Nov. 25, police said an investigation revealed the bag did not contain any hazardous devices and said they had not yet identified who the bag belonged to.