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Suspicious device found at Ferndale waste facility

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Suspicious device found at Ferndale waste facility

Ferndale Police and the Bellingham Police Bomb Squad respond to a report of a possible explosive at a recycling and waste management facility on Slater Road.

A person reported finding the device at Recomp of Washington on Slater Road yesterday at about 1 p.m.

The bomb squad used a robot to examine the device, which appeared to be several sticks of dynamite taped together and connected by wires.

It turned out to be several paper towel tubes covered with red construction paper.

Officers suspect it may have been a prop from someone’s Halloween costume.