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False alarm in Battle Creek bomb scare

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A Battle Creek police department vehicle is shown in a stock photo.  Photo courtesy of battlecreekmi.gov.
A Battle Creek police department vehicle is shown in a stock photo. Photo courtesy of battlecreekmi.gov.

BATTLE CREEK (WKZO) -- A bomb scare turned out to be a false alarm in Battle Creek Thursday.

Battle Creek Police were alerted to the presence of a possible pipe bomb found in the road on Sycamore Avenue between Berkley Avenue and Eaton Street around 6:45 p.m. Officers found a piece of PVC pipe around two inches in diameter that was capped off at both ends, and the bomb squad was called in to use portable diagnostic equipment to take a closer look.

It turned out the capped pipe was not an explosive device, but rather just a homemade container used to store large drill bits. Officers took it back to the police station.

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