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Calif: Device resembling pipe bomb found, detonated

By Victor A. Patton
Merced Sun-Star, Calif. 
MERCED, Calif. - The Merced Police Department's Bomb Squad was dispatched to a residence near Golden Valley High School on Wednesday after a resident reported seeing an object which resembled a pipe bomb in front of a home.

Police closed a section of Childs Avenue off for nearly two hours and detonated the object at 1:50 p.m. without incident, using a remote control bomb robot.

Lt. Floyd Higdon of the Merced Police Department said the department received the call from the concerned homeowner at 11:50 a.m.

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