PARMA, Ohio - A suspected pipe bomb found in Parma on Wednesday tuned out to be part of a game.
Parma police were called to the area of State Road and Freehold Avenue, where the device was handing in a tree, at about 9 a.m.
Police said it closely resembled a pipe bomb so they called bomb technicians to the scene to destroy it. The roads were closed while the bomb squad worked, but they couldn’t destroy the device.
According to Parma police, bomb technicians took the device to a separate location, where it was X-rayed. The device actually contained no explosive material and is part of the treasure hunting game called geocaching, police said.
Police continue to investigate the incident and anyone with information should call the Parma Police Department Crime tip line at 440-887-7340.
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