Police: Report of pipe bomb turns out to be ‘flashlight type tube’

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TROY, N.Y. – Police responded to a report of a pipe bomb in a parking garage Friday.

Patrols investigated the suspicious item at the Uncle Same Parking garage.  

Precautions were taken and after an examination it was determined the item was not harmful.  It has been descirbed as a “flashlight type cylindrical metal tube with tape on the end.”  

Police are now saying that although the item had no potential for explosion, it was designed to resemble an IED. Detectives of the Troy Police Depatrment are looking for the sourse and motive.

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