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Suspicious device appears to be halloween costume in South St. Louis

9:30 AM, Aug 3, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) -- What officers believed to be an explosive device in a South St. Louis home turned out to be a halloween costume, police say.

Friday morning, officers were called to a home along Oak Hills at Oleatha after a real estate agent came across what appeared to be a suspicious package in the basement.

Police made evacuations as a precaution while investigating the package.

Officials soon determined the 'suspicious device' to be a hoax.

Police say they were able to get a hold of the previous home-owner who confirmed the object was a halloween costume that was left behind when he moved.

No other information is available at this time.

KSDK

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