Seaside police close street due to suspicious device

Oregon Coast

The plastic tube had duct tape over both ends and contained 'black powder substitute'

A suspicious device containing black powder substitute found on a beach in Seaside, Sept. 5, 2019. (City of Seaside)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Officials closed a street in Seaside Thursday morning after someone found a suspicious device filled with black powder.

The plastic tube had duct tape over both ends and was found on the beach, city officials said.

The person who found the device took it off the beach and met with an officer near Avenue A and S. Downing Street.

Seaside police said the item was filled with “black powder substitute” and had a fuse that looked to have burned out before igniting the powder.

It was set on the ground and officials shut down Avenue A between S. Columbia and S. Edgewood streets for a couple of hours. They also called in the Oregon State Police Explosives Unit.

Explosive experts took the item away to be destroyed.

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