Suspicious device was homemade firework

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Sioux Falls Police say a suspicious device found in a Sioux Falls neighborhood wasn’t a bomb, it was a homemade firework.

While no one was in danger, police say it was still illegal. 

“Anytime a fireworks, there’s a city ordinance that prohibits fireworks in Sioux Falls, but, anytime you take a normal firework basically it’s OK,” Sioux Falls Public Information Officer Sam Clemens said. “But if you modify it in any way, you combine it with other  fireworks, then it becomes a improvised explosive device, so that is what makes it illegal. “

The bomb squad was called to 7th and Sherman around 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The investigation was just west of Terry Redlin Elementary school. 
 

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