Deputy discovers suspicious device in Cherokee County - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Deputy discovers suspicious device in Cherokee County

Different views of the device courtesy of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. Different views of the device courtesy of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says that a suspicious device was discovered by a deputy on Wednesday.

The deputy was fueling his vehicle at the Russell Oil Company facility on Chestnut Bypass when he noticed the device. He alerted authorities and the area was evacuated.

Through x-rays, the bomb squad was able to determine that the device was an inert military training device.

Sheriff Jeff Shaver says the device had been discarded near a storage facility and before being found by a property owner.

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