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Allegheny County Bomb Squad burns suspicious device found in Hampton

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Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 9:39 p.m.

The Allegheny County Bomb Squad burned a suspicious device that was found Thursday in a tire in a wooded area between South Pioneer Road and Route 8 in Hampton.

A man scavenging for discarded items found what appeared to be a container for a powdered beverage around 4:30 p.m., smelled gasoline and called police, Sgt. Thomas Duffy said. The container, which had a liquid inside, had a butane lighter taped to the plastic lid, he said.

The bomb squad wanted to look at the device and decided to burn it on site, Duffy said.

 

 
 


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