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8:41 am
Wed June 23, 2010

Would Be Bomb

Bartlesville, OK – Device found in Okla. parking lot not dangerous

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a potential explosive device found in the Bartlesville High School parking lot didn't pose a danger.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown said Tuesday the device was determined to be a digital clock attached to a propane bottle.

Some homes were evacuated and nearby streets were blocked off briefly. Bartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland said a high school employee called authorities around 8:30 a.m. after discovering the package on the back of a truck.

Holland says a U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent brought a robot to photograph the device and examine it. The device was taken to Tulsa for analysis.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance tapes from the high school showing activity in the parking lot and are conducting interviews.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com