Ames police issue warning after homemade 'glitter bomb' is found in park
Police warned residents of the dangers of homemade incendiary devices after a "glitter bomb" was found in an Ames park on Saturday.
The explosives — though often used for celebratory purposes like congratulations or gender reveals — are very dangerous, Ames police said in a news release.
A suspicious device was found around 7:45 a.m. Saturday near the east entrance to East River Valley Park, police said. The State Fire Marshal's office aided in the investigation and disposal of the device, according to the news release.
No other devices were found in the area. Police do not believe there is a threat to the public but request that anyone with information about the device contact them at 239-5133 or the anonymous tip line, 239-5533.
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