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Theater Prop Caused Bomb Squad Response, Detonation

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The Philadelphia Police Department's Bomb Squad detonated a suspicious device found in a Center City alley on Friday morning.

The discovery was made in the area of 12th and Pearl streets.

SkyFOX over the scene and a news crew on the ground showed bomb squad technicians suiting up before they disrupted the device. No one was hurt, but one building was evacuated.

Later came the all-clear from police, along with word that the device was a theater prop – a fake bomb made out of PVC pipe, wires, and a circuit board.

Police say a woman who lives on Vine Street resident innocently put the fake bomb out with the trash, police told FOX 29's Dave Scratwieser at the scene.

Schratwieser later obtained a photograph of the device, which you can see above.

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