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Police: 'Inert bazooka round' prompts NW Portland street closure

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland police briefly closed a Northwest Portland street Friday morning after someone spotted a suspicious device in a garbage can.


One officer told KATU the object was "an inert bazooka round."


Officers closed Northwest Everett Street between 5th and 6th avenues while a member of the bomb squad investigated. They determined the object was not dangerous and reopened the streets just before 6 a.m.


Police told KATU they did not believe the object was a live explosive. They closed the street as a precaution.

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