Officer finds explosive device in Lincoln alley

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say the Lincoln fire department used a robot to pick up for disposal an explosive device found in an alley.

Station KOLN reports that a police officer responding to a call a few blocks south of downtown found the device around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The Lincoln Fire & Rescue Department robot was deployed, and it moved the device into a special container for disposal.

Authorities intend to investigate how the device got there and find out more about its type and potential.

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Information from: KOLN-TV, http://www.kolnkgin.com

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