Hastings police are asking anyone with information about a reported load explosion in the area of the city’s 2nd Ward Park Sept. 11 at 9:07 p.m. to contact the department.
Police Chief Jeff Pratt said officers checked out the area and found no one or anything to indicate an explosion had taken place.
They did talk to a person who said immediately after the explosion they saw a younger man carrying a back pack running south on Montgomery Street. Another search of the area resulted in no contact with the person. The Hastings Police Department can be reached at 269-945-5744, Silent Observer’s number is 1-800-310-9031.