'Sparkler bomb' found behind building on East Main

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WALLA WALLA — Police responded to a report of a bomb near the railroad tracks behind social services offices at 416 E. Main Street, Monday.

According to Officer Tim Bennett of the Walla Walla Police Department, a man spotted a small cylindrical object wrapped in masking tape with what appeared to be a fuse sticking out of it while walking in the area at about 5:30 p.m.

The Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad identified the object as a “sparkler bomb,” and removed the device. Bennett said there were no threats associated with the device. Police are investigating the makeshift explosive.

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