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Explosive device found in Franconia home

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An explosive device was found inside a vacant home for sale in Franconia.

The device is described as an unusual looking box with tape and wires.

Police say the device was discovered by a cleaning crew at the home in the 6500 block of Gildar Street around 6:30 p.m. on Monday. 

The device, described as an unusual looking box with tape and wires, was later removed by the Explosives Ordinance Unit and deemed safe.

The investigation is ongoing.

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