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Wyo. mosquito trap causes bomb scare

Published: July 19, 2014 4:00 AM

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. -- A suspicious device at a southwest Wyoming power plant turned out not to be a bomb, but it might have hurt a mosquito or two.

Security guards spotted the object at the Jim Bridger Power Plant around midnight Wednesday. The device had wires connected to a small battery.

Sweetwater County sheriff's officials say bomb experts looked over the device and even X-rayed it.

It was a mosquito trap.

Weed and pest officers routinely put out the traps to check for mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus.


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