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Possible bomb found by mushroom hunter in E. Iowa

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CORALVILLE (AP)--Authorities are investigating the discovery of a possible bomb in eastern Iowa.

Coralville police say the military-style device was found Sunday by a man who was hunting mushrooms in Johnson County.

The man took the metal cylinder, which was 2 1/2 feet long and 10 inches in diameter, to a convenience store where he called police.

The Johnson County bomb squad was called, and police evacuated the immediate around the store.

A robot picked up the device and put it into a barrel. Authorities say the device was taken to a secure location, where it would be examined before it's destroyed.

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