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Suspected bomb investigated, identified as fireworks

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Portions of Rucker Road were closed for two hours Aug. 30 morning while police and a GBI bomb squad investigated a suspicious object containing black powder and a fuse.

The road was reopened after the teams determined that it was a homemade, improvised firework.

Residents on Rucker Road called police when a couple found a large round item in their backyard with burn marks on it. Neighbors told police that they heard two loud booms that night in the area. The fire department had been brought in to investigate then but found nothing.

“No concerns, nobody was trying to hurt, no danger to anybody,” said Public Safety Director John Robison.

Police still took the device elsewhere to safely detonate it away from other people.

Robinson said they were still investigating, so no charges have been filed yet. He added that the police take such incidents seriously and investigate each one.


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