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OSP Hazardous Device Technicians Determined Round Object Does Not Contain Explosive Material
February 5, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us


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Oregon State Police Hazardous Device Technicians are working with US Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal experts to determine what an object is that was found by a Lebanon-area couple Sunday while cleaning out their garage. The round object, described about 6 inches in diameter weighing about 17 pounds, was originally thought to be a cannonball and brought by the couple to the Lebanon Justice Center. Lebanon police contacted OSP Hazardous Device Technicians who responded and took possession of the object.
 
After examining the object and consulting with Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel, the item was determined to not contain any explosive material. This was confirmed when an X-ray was taken of the object.
 
Information regarding this incident was posted on the Albany Democrat Herald newspaper website:
 
Questions about the original incident should be directed to Lebanon Police Department.
 
OSP Hazardous Device Technicians urge anyone finding a suspicious object that may be explosive to contact your local police department. In the event that OSP Hazardous Device Technicians may be of assistance to any department, agency, or private citizen, trained personnel will respond to assist.