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Suspicious object at Roseville intersection was not explosive device

Roseville police say a suspicious object that prompted partial closure of a busy intersection Friday afternoon was not an explosive device.

Police received a call about 3:30 p.m. reporting what appeared to be a stick of dynamite with a fuse at Old Auburn Road and Sierra College Boulevard. Lt. Troy Bergstrom said officers responded to the intersection and also thought the object looked like a stick of dynamite.

The department’s explosive ordnance disposal team was summoned and used a robot to move the object to the side of the road. There they were able to X-ray it and determined that it was not an explosive device, Bergstrom said.

Part of the intersection was closed for about 90 minutes during the investigation, he said.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.