Second ‘Hazardous Device’ Found in College Park

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — For the second time in four days, a “hazardous device” has been found and defused in College Park.

Prince George’s County Fire department spokesman Mark Brady says authorities responded to the device early Friday morning in the 5000 block of Edgewood Road, about a mile north of the University of Maryland campus.

Brady says the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are helping with the investigation, and the crime scene remains active.

The fire department did not immediately release details about the device or whether any threat was associated with it.

Authorities are investigating whether the incident is connected to a similar device found Tuesday; a small pipe bomb which exploded in the 8800 block of 48th Avenue around 2 a.m., causing minimal damage.

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