Coos Bay OR July 31 2011 – A suspicious device shut down part of a Coos Bay college campus Friday.
Someone walking through a wooded area at Southwestern Oregon Community College noticed it a little before 10 a.m.
Coos Bay police and campus security blocked off part of campus, while a bomb squad made its way from Salem.
Officers say it looked like an explosive, but they couldn’t tell whether it was live.
Bomb technicians rendered the device safe, and removed it for further examination.
Captain Cal Mitts of Coos Bay police said, “At this point, we really can’t disclose much more information.
Even after we’ve diffused the situation out here, we’re still going to be investigating it for a while.”
No buildings were closed.
Officers say there’s no way of knowing how long the device was there, before someone spotted it.
The investigation is open; no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information about the device or how it got there is asked to call Coos Bay police.