Police were called to a suspicious packages today, Monday 20th August, in Paignton.
Police found the ‘device’ not to be viable and believe it to be a geocaching object.
Geocaching has participants all over the world, players use navigational techniques to hide find containers, called “geocaches” at specific locations marked by coordinates.
Kingsbridge Police said on Facebook: “At 1700hrs today we were dispatched to a 999 call in Paignton, as all of their officers were dealing with a stabbing.
The caller said they had found a suspicious package which was covered in black tape and hidden. Inside were 5 cylindrical tubes with wires attached and a clock.
The package was examined by suitably trained officers and it was established that the device was not viable. Inside the cylinders were small pictures of a bomb and the words “boom!”
“I suspect the device may be a geocaching object but let’s be frank, it’s a pretty silly idea,”
Log number 640 20/8/18 relates.
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