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Homemade explosive found in Spokane backyard

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police have given the all clear after a suspicious device was found in a backyard near Cochran and Broadway. A robot was called to the scene and after investigating, it was determined the device was an explosive made of some type of gun powder. 

Neighbors told KHQ reporter Joe McHale, the device was likely there for years and bomb squad say it doesn't look like it was intended to hurt anyone.

Pieces of the item were collected by police as evidence in the case. 

The Spokane Police Department would like to remind you to get a safe distance from any suspected explosive device and call 911.  Never move or touch a suspicious item.  Even small explosive devices can cause serious injury or death to people nearby.

If you have any further information about this incident please call Crime Check at 456-2233.

 
 

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