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Bomb Squad Responds After Explosive Devices Discovered At Recovery Center

Apr 22, 2020, 5:35 AM | Updated: 5:41 am

SPANISH FORK, Utah –  A bomb squad responded to a recovery center in Spanish Fork Canyon Tuesday night, authorities said.

Residents at the Mountain Peaks Recover Center evacuated at approximately 7 p.m.after two explosive devices were discovered – one on the front porch and one at the back of the building.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said a resident at the center built the devices from household items for “entertainment.”

“(It was a) poor choice for entertainment for something like this that has potential to cause harm – and even death,” Cannon said.

He said the devices didn’t function as intended, and the bomb squad was able to disable them.

Authorities are deciding whether to file criminal charges.

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