UPDATE: The Geneseo Police Department released a statement about the discovery of the incendiary device in a vehicle.

According to the police, the vehicle associated with the Jeffery Blunk investigation was towed to the Geneseo Police Department garage in order for the Illinois State Police to search the vehicle on Wednesday.

During the search, an investigator found an explosive device and the area was evacuated just before 1:30 p.m.

The Quad City Bomb Squad recovered one pipe bomb, an amount of smokeless powder, and cannon fuses. The items were removed and destroyed.

Once the situation was under control around 4:45 p.m., the evacuation ended and individuals were allowed to return to the area.

The incident is still under investigation by the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigations.

EARLIER UPDATE: The Geneseo Police Department evacuated residents and City Hall after a “potential incendiary device” was located in a vehicle connected to Tuesday’s standoff that ended when a United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force member shot and killed a man who had earlier fired on Henry County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Jeffrey Blunk, 30, of Geneseo, had fired a shotgun at the deputies during a traffic stop earlier in the day.

Police are asking the public to “stay clear of the 100 block of South Oakwood Avenue.”