Kitty Hawk Police are investigating the discovery of a suspicious device Sunday evening.
Officers were called to an undisclosed location where a military ammunition can was found that was made to look like an explosive device.
Police say names of several officers and Chief Joel Johnson were written on the outside, along with foul language and pictures. The device also emitted a loud siren like a car alarm when activated, but contained no explosives.
A surveillance camera captured images of the suspect, who was wearing dark clothing, a hoodie, sunglasses and a cloth over their face.
PRESS RELEASE UPDATEFirst we would like to thank our area media partners for helping us get the word out on the placing of this simulated bomb this past Sunday. We still need your help with any information that can lead to the identification of those involved. Here is the video you may have seen on some of our area TV stations last night and this morning. If you or someone you know has any information please contact us at (252) 261-3895 during regular hours and at (252) 473-3444 afterwards. A cash reward may be available and all information is confidential.Please share with your friends.
Posted by Kitty Hawk Police Department on Friday, March 1, 2019
The suspect was almost hit by a vehicle when they ran from the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kitty Hawk Police Department at 252-261-3895 or Dare Community Crime Line, and could be eligible for a cash reward.