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LAPORTE — The Porter County Bomb Squad and other law enforcement agencies were on scene Wednesday night in a residential neighborhood near LaPorte High School for a report of a possible explosion device in the 700 block of F Street, authorities said. 

LaPorte County Sheriff Capt. Mike Kellems said some of the department's deputies were assisting at the scene. Police were called to the area at about 6 p.m., he said. 

Don Kopaniski, who said he lives in the 700 block of F Street, said he and his wife were told to evacuate their home at about 6:15 p.m. 

People were on social media Wednesday night discussing how people were to evacuate the area as a precautionary measure. 

Kellems said the LaPorte City Police Department was the lead agency. 

Porter County Sgt. Jamie Erow deferred all questions to the LaPorte City Police Department. 

This story is developing. Check back later for updates. 

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Northlake County Reporter

Lauren covers North Lake County government, breaking news, crime and environmental issues for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.