A bomb-like device that was found in west Olympia Sunday afternoon was not a bomb, an Olympia police spokesman said.
About 2 p.m. Sunday, a resident in the 100 block of West Bay Drive Northwest found a backpack that contained hypodermic needles and something that resembled a bomb.
Lt. Paul Lower said it was shaped like a cylinder and had a cap. It also appeared to have a candle wick, he said.
Olympia police responded to that address on Sunday, then called the Washington State Patrol bomb squad. They later x-rayed the device and determined it was not a bomb.
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The backpack contained no identification, so Olympia police are holding the backpack as found property, Lower said.