Macomb Police and Illinois State Police were called to the 700 block of South Candy Lane to investigate a suspicious package Friday morning.
As of 9:30 a.m. police reported they had apprehended a suspect. They stated that the Illinois Secretary of State Bomb Squad was responding.
Macomb School District Superintendent Patrick Twomey said police were using the parking lot of Edison Elementary School as a staging area.
Police asked pedestrians and motorists to avoid the area until further notice.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is available.