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Mysterious beeping device forces a visit from law enforcement

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A mysterious beeping device found in some shrubbery forced deputies from the Richland County Sheriff's Department to visit a neighborhood in northwest Columbia Thursday.

Officials say the device was found around 10:20 a.m. in the 1800 block of Sapling Drive near Broad River Road and Interstate 20.

Bomb squad officials eventually blew up the device as a precaution.

Investigators are trying to work with the manufacturer to determine what exactly the device is.

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