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Mar 30, 2007

Geocacher Triggers Bomb Scare

From Wichita TV Station KAKE:
A device used in GPS scavenger hunts caused a bomb scare in Sedgwick County Friday. Authorities blocked off 37th St. N. between Jabara Airport and Greenwich beginning at nine in the morning.

It began when county workers saw a man acting suspiciously. When he left the area, they noticed he had left a cylindrical object in the grass.

The sheriff's department and bomb squad were called in to investigate. Four hours later, they determined the device was part of a scavenger hunt for people who use GPS devices.

See also: Geocaching: Treasure Hunt or Terror Hoax?