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Possible explosive device, a novelty alarm clock

September 15 2015
Tuesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers responded to a call last Thursday afternoon from an Inter-Island Ferry (IFA) Terminal employee in Hollis who was reporting a possible explosive device in an exterior trash can.

As a precaution, the Hollis terminal building was evacuated, vehicle and foot traffic was blocked from the area, the IFA ferry was held in Ketchikan, and air traffic was routed away from the building. The Hollis Inter-Island Ferry Terminal building is located on Prince of Wales Island.

The Alaska State Troopers were able to obtain a photo of the device, and after sharing it with explosives experts at the FBI, it was decided that there was a high likelihood that it was real.

Less than four hours later at approximately 6:00 pm, after obtaining and reviewing surveillance video, the Troopers were able to identify and talk to the person who had put the item in the trashcan. The person confirmed that it was a novelty alarm clock that was discarded in the trashcan after it had gotten broken.

Troopers investigation reported there appeared to have been no malicious intent and no further action is being taken.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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