TUALATIN, OR (KPTV) -
Tualatin police say a mysterious device left at an apartment was the cause of a scare that forced the evacuation of nearby homes and businesses.
On Tuesday evening, officers were called to an apartment in the 9400 Block of SW Tualatin Road to investigate. The woman who lived in the apartment said she and her estranged husband were separating. She had been out of the apartment for a week. Upon returning, she found an unknown device in the closet.
Officers called for an Explosives Disposal Unit as a precaution. After inspection by the bomb squad, it was determined that the device was not dangerous.
Several nearby apartments and businesses were briefly evacuated while the investigation was underway. At this time, no criminal charges are pending.
Copyright 2013 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.