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‘Boom, boom, boom’ — bomb squad blows up suspicious laptop

By Erin West

LOGAN — A Logan police bomb squad exploded a suspicious laptop computer left at a Hyrum bus stop Monday morning.

CVTD director Todd Beutler talks to press after bomb squad destorys suspicious laptop. (Erin West photo)

CVTD director Todd Beutler talks to press after bomb squad destroys suspicious laptop. (Erin West photo)

The laptop, which transit officials found to have a note reading, “Boom, boom, boom” inside, was checked by a remote-controlled robot and then destroyed shortly after noon Monday as a precaution, Logan police said

A Cache Valley Transit District bus driver found the laptop at a Hyrum bus stop around 10 a.m. The bus made its route back to the Transit Center in Logan, where the computer was stored in lost-and-found.

“It sat there for a few hours,” Logan Police Lt. Mike Peterson said. “Then an employee opened the laptop to get information to contact the owner and came across a note inside that read, ‘Boom, boom, boom.’”

CVTD officials called Logan police and redirected bus routes. Police closed off a one-block radius around the transit center while the bomb squad checked the computer for explosives.

The CVTD bus driver found the suspicious laptop at a Route 12/13 bus stop outside the senior center at 725 E. Main St. in Hyrum.

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