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Suspicious devices in Provo prove mundane after bomb squad investigates

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Posted at 2:28 PM, Jun 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-02 16:46:02-04

PROVO, Utah  -- Provo police asked the public to avoid the area near 545 West and 300 North in Provo as bomb squads dealt with a suspicious device then believed to be a bomb.

The device was the second suspicious device found in that area Sunday. Another device had been reported around 11 a.m. near 600 West and 300 South. Bomb squads were in the area for several hours to deal with the perceived threat.

Both devices proved mundane, however. The device found first proved to be a large firework. The second was some kind of battery pack.

Lt. Matthew Siufanua, Provo Police Department, said the devices initially appeared to be pipe bombs.