Cone from model rocket mistaken as ‘suspicious device’

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- Pony Express Parkway was closed in both directions after a possible explosive device was spotted in the median.

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad responded to the remove the “device” from the area. Roads were closed for about an hour in both direction between Porter’s Crossing and Smith Ranch Road but have since opened.

A short time later officials confirmed the device was a cone from a model rocket and was probably harmless.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they become available. 

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