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‘Suspicious device’ reported at Ft. Utah Park determined to be fiber optic equipment

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 19:32:25-05

PROVO, Utah – Explosives experts were investigating a “suspicious package” a jogger reported in Fort Utah Park near 300 N. Geneva Road Wednesday, and officials later determined the package contained fiber optics equipment.

Provo officers said the jogger found a Pelican case and a backpack along the River Trial at about 11 a.m.

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team was called to the scene to investigate. Authorities eventually determined that the package was a fiber optics system that had recently been stolen.

The items have been returned to their owner.