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Yakima Police Investigating Suspicious Device Found in Neighborhood

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UPDATE / YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Police say the suspicious device found in a residential neighborhood turned out to be a tube filled with fireworks or firecrackers.

Police say they're still looking for whoever left the tube along the 300 block of Seventh Street. 

Officers called in the bomb squad from the Yakima Training Center Wednesday afternoon after a homeowner found it.

Police evacuated the area while the bomb squad safely removed it. 

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Police continue to investigate after they found a suspicious device along the 300 Block of 7th Street Wednesday afternoon.

A Bomb Squad Unit with the Yakima Training Center was called in and they were able to neutralize the device.

Officials said police are gathering evidence as part of their investigation. Several homes were evacuated, but officials said the area is considered safe. YAKIMA, Wash.--Yakima Police continue to investigate after they found a suspicious device along the 300 Block of 7th Street Wednesday afternoon.

A Bomb Squad Unit with the Yakima Training Center was called in and they were able to neutralize the device. Officials said police are gathering evidence as part of their investigation. Several homes were evacuated, but officials said the area is considered safe.

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