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Prison evacuated after suspicious device found

A suspicious device found in a living area at the Airway Heights Corrections Center prompted an evacuation of inmates and staff on Monday.

The Spokane County bomb squad and hazmat team responded and removed a can with a paper wick, according to a press release. There was a small amount of mineral oil in the can.

The minimum-security facility houses 600 inmates.