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Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen, right, and Jim Armstrong of the Marathon-Oneida County Bomb Squad examine two coffee containers in a shopping cart that were feared to be a bomb. The bomb squad set off a small explosion to detonate the plastic containers, which revealed they held only gravel and stones.

Suspicious containers at County Market held gravel and rocks

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The County Marking parking lot was reopened to vehicles shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday after a bomb squad from Marathon County discovered that suspicious coffee containers in a shopping cart were filled with gravel and rocks.


The Marathon-Oneida County Sheriff's Bomb Squad used small explosives to open the containers, which spilled only gravel onto the parking lot pavement.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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