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Update: ‘Device’ found at Cape residence not suspcious

By Staff | Jun 13, 2011

Upon inspection by a representative of the bomb squad, it has been determined that an object found in a Cape Coral home was not an incendiary/explosive device, police officials said late Tuesday afternoon.
The scene has been cleared and the roadways around the 2200 block of Southeast 17th Place are open.

According to earlier reports:

Cape Coral police are investigating a “potential hazardous device” found at a home in the 2200 block of Southeast 17th Place.
Officers were called to that address Monday after a man was evicted from the residence and his family was there cleaning out his belongings. While gathering the man’s belongings, they discovered a small tin can with wires coming out of it, officials said, adding the device in question is roughly the size of a mason jar.
“It is unclear if the object contains hazardous materials or if it is a small incendiary device,” officials said
As a precaution, Cape Coral Police are treating the object as a hazardous device.
Police blocked off traffic on Southeast 17th Place and called the Lee County Bomb Squad to inspect and/or remove the device, as is standard procedure, officials said.

Source: Cape Coral Police Department