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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Suspected Berthoud cemetery bomb actually geocache wrapped in duct tape

 

 

 

Suspected Berthoud cemetery bomb actually geocache wrapped in duct tape

By Robert Allen

Police and a bomb squad were called to Greenlawn Cemetery for three hours today to inspect a suspicious package wrapped in duct tape.

“It looked to be a homemade explosive,” said Berthoud Police officer Scott Bonner. “It turned out to be one of those geocaches with a bunch of necklaces and trinkets.”

The Northern Colorado Bomb Squad used a robot to attempt to detonate the foot-long package wrapped in black duct tape with a hexagonal end and what looked like a fuse, he said, but it “didn’t do much to it.’

Online research eventually confirmed the item was a geocache, … Read More