Authorities: Item found near Iowa bank is not bomb

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a suspicious item found near a central Iowa bank is not a bomb.

The State Fire Marshal says a bomb squad was called in Tuesday to a West Bank branch in Urbandale following a report of a possible pipe bomb. The bank, a post office and a nearby office building were evacuated as a precaution.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports (http://bit.ly/1cPfaio ) authorities used a robot to approach the item. It was later removed from the scene.

Officials say the case remains under investigation.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com

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