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Bomb Squad Investigates Pressure Cooker Left on Sidewalk

Published On: May 06 2013 11:05:13 AM CDT   Updated On: May 06 2013 11:09:47 AM CDT
Bomb Robot Oroville

Courtesy: John Loewe/Oroville Mirror

OROVILLE, Calif. -

The bomb squad was called out to investigate a pressure cooker left on a sidewalk in Oroville.

Police were called at 6 p.m. Sunday.  Someone left a pressure cooker near Bird Street and Feather River Boulevard. 

Due to recent vandalism in the area and the suspicious circumstances in which this item was left, the bomb squad was called out.  A pressure cooker was used in the recent Boston bombings.

Bomb squad members used a robot to examine the pressure cooker and found that it was empty.