Owner of lost explosive device found

Apr 14, 2013 The Associated Press

ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities have identified the owner of an explosive device that was found in a Rock Springs gutter.

Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell says the device was found near the intersection of College Drive and Interstate 80 on April 4. The device, called a perforating gun, is a metal tube about 10 feet long and several inches wide that contains shaped explosive charges and is used in oil and gas well operations.

An energy industry worker recognized the tool and notified the Rock Springs Police Department.

Bomb squad technicians identified the owner of the device as a Rock Springs oil field services firm, but authorities declined to release the name of the company, citing an ongoing investigation.

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