Police respond to suspicious device near Laurel Public Works Department

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel Police arrived at the corner of Moose Drive around 7 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a call about a suspicious device near the City's Public Works Department.

Police called in the bomb squad from Clinton to deactivate the device.

Everyone on Moose Road was evacuated for safety reasons.

The device turned out to be a homemade battery, that apparently someone was using as a back-up power supply.

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