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OSP Explosive Techs Render Suspicious Object Safe at ODOT Sit in Coos County
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the discovery of a suspicious improvised explosive device found Friday morning underneath an ODOT loader parked at their property along Highway 242. The object was rendered safe by OSP Explosives Unit.
According to OSP Lieutenant Steve Smartt, on August 12, 2011 at approximately 10:23 a.m. OSP was contacted regarding a suspicious object found underneath an ODOT loader at an ODOT sand shed along Highway 242 near milepost 5 in Coos County. An OSP trooper responded to the scene and confirmed the discovery.
Two OSP explosive techs responded from the Central Point area and rendered the object safe. The object was similar to a small pipe bomb. OSP explosive techs cleared the scene at 2:24 p.m.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call OSP Coos Bay Area Command at 541-888-2677.