Sheriff's deputies investigate suspicious device at gas station

Bomb squad determines item is not a hazard

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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Updated: May 22, 2012, 8:48 PM

 

Deputies with the Clark County Sheriff's Office investigated a suspicious device left in a Sunnyside gas station early Tuesday.

An employee at the Shell gas station at 8515 N.E Andresen Road called 911 about midnight to report the device. Sheriff's deputies responded and found a small, suspicious-looking item on the store counter, sheriff's Sgt. Phil Sample said in a news release.

Members of the Metro Bomb Squad responded. The store was closed and the gas pumps were turned off as a precaution.

The bomb squad determined the device wasn't explosive or hazardous, Sample said.

The store reopened around 2:20 a.m.