Mosquito Trap Sparks Bomb Scare

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (July 18, 2014) The suspicious device that led to a bomb scare at a power plant in Wyoming turned out not to be a bomb at all, but instead a mosquito trap.

Security guards spotted the object at around midnight Wednesday at the Jim Bridger Power Plant.

The device had wires connected to a small battery.

A bomb squad was sent to the coal-fired power plant, looked over the device and even X-rayed it, authorities said, before determining it was a one of the traps that are routinely put out to check for mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus.

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