Suspicious item in tailpipe turns out to be debris

PORT TOBACCO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A bomb squad was called after a driver discovered an object sticking out of a car tailpipe in Port Tobacco, Md. on Sunday.

According to the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal, someone was leaving a business in the Port Tobacco Marina and walking toward the car in the 7500 block of Shirley Boulevard when he or she discovered a small, metal, cylindrical object sticking out of the tailpipe. The Charles County Sheriff's Office was called at approximately 12:15 a.m. and officials then requested the state fire marshal's bomb squad.

The bomb squad analyzed the item and determined that it was "a random piece of debris and posed no hazard," according to the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal in press release on Monday.


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