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Authorities destroy suspicious device at Wauwatosa station

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WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) - Authorities used a robot to destroy a suspicious device that was found at a Wauwatosa gas station.

Police Sgt. Chris McAtee says authorities later determined the device was not a bomb but rather an empty short pipe with two endcaps.

An employee spotted the pipe near a fuel pump at the Speedway gas station around 9 a.m. Sunday and, thinking it looked suspicious, called police. The sheriff's bomb squad was called in as police sealed off the area on a busy commercial strip.

Police are checking surveillance video to try to determine if the pipe was placed there or fell or a vehicle.

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