Bomb Scare Disrupts Pittsburgh Marathon

Cops find device in microwave oven
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2010 1:01 PM CDT
A bomb squad member and a robot after detonating a device during the Pittsburgh Marathon May 2, 2010. A suspected explosive device inside a microwave diverted runners as they neared the finish line.   (AP Photo/Tribune-Review, Philip G. Pavely)
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(Newser) – Pittsburgh police had to reroute the end of the city's marathon this morning after they discovered a "suspicious explosive device" inside a microwave oven, reports the Post-Gazette. They safely detonated the device with a robot. The incident comes with headlines of yesterday's Times Square bomb square still fresh.

Pittsburgh cops were reviewing surveillance tapes to see if they could determine who placed the microwave on a city sidewalk. They released few details of what was inside, saying only that X-rays revealed contents "that were definitely questionable and highly suspicious."

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