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Discovery of 'suspicious device' prompts response from bomb squad in Walla Walla

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WALLA WALLA, WA - The Walla Walla Sheriff's Office confirmed a 'suspicious device' was reported in the 1900 block of E. Isaac Avenue Friday evening.

An employee from the Dollar Tree in Walla Walla noticed the device in a planting strip and called to report it. The Sheriff's Office responded and then requested the help of the Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad. The item was collected with a robot. Right now, they are assessing the device. 

At 7:30 p.m., officials deemed the area safe to the public. 

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