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Police, bomb squad inspect mystery object in Winona

Winona, MN (WXOW) - -

WINONA, Minn. (KTTC) -- The St. Paul Bomb Squad was called down to Winona on Sunday to inspect what could have been an explosive device.

Winona Police Chief Paul Bostrack said a resident at 674 East Broadway found a small black tube-like device outside his garage. He called Winona Police, who then sent pictures of the device to the St. Paul Bomb Squad.

After coming down to inspect the device, the bomb squad determined it was several firecrackers and sparklers bundled together and stuffed in the tube. Chief Bostrack said it looked like someone had stuffed a receipt into one end of the tube and lit it on fire in an attempt to light off all the fireworks at once.

Chief Bostrack said more firecrackers had been fired off nearby, just down the alley. 

Police are looking for any knowledge on who was lighting off the fireworks. Anyone with information is asked to call the Winona Police Department.

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