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Bomb squad responds to suspicious device at Boise homeless shelter

A “suspicious device” that brought the bomb squad to a Boise homeless shelter was just a make-shift battery pack used to light up the star on the top of the Christmas tree.

KTVB-TV reports one of the shelter’s tech-savvy guests had made the battery pack out of a toilet paper roll, batteries, saran wrap and wires.

A janitor called police on Saturday when he saw the device. A shelter spokesman says it did look like it could have been a bomb.

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