OKAWVILLE, Ill. — Bomb squad investigators have been called out to North Elkton Street in Okawville, Illinois, Monday night. A two-block by two-block area has been evacuated and some businesses have closed as a safety precaution.

Authorities said someone was gathering scrap and noticed what appeared to be a pipe bomb. Investigators are working to determine whether the suspected pipe bomb is live or not.

Okawville is located about 45 miles southeast of St. Louis.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information comes into the FOX 2 newsroom.