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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Sirens & Gavels

Woman may need Bomb Reporting 101

A Spokane woman picked up a suspicious device and transported it across town before contacting authorities Sunday.

Police say the woman located the device in the area of 2800 E. Diamond Ave., then transported it to an apartment at 1405 N. Lincoln St .

A few hours later, at 9:30 p.m., she decided she didn't feel safe, took the device outside and called police. A bomb robot examined the device, and police concluded it "to be a small but crude attempt at a sparkler bomb," according to a news release.

Police don't believe the device was intended to injure or scare anyone. They urge citizens to call them "PRIOR to moving any suspicious device or package."

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