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Mosquito trap causes bomb scare at power plant

  • The Associated Press
  • Published Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 4:06 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 8:48 p.m.

— 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.

A bomb squad was called out to the coal-fired power plant. 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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