- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - A hotel in Superior was evacuated and the bomb squad was summoned after a suspicious device was left at the front desk.

Police say a man brought a black cylinder wrapped in a T-shirt into the hotel Monday about 4 p.m. and said it was for one of the guests. Officers couldn’t find the man who dropped it off or the person for which it was intended.

Because of concerns that it might be an explosive, the hotel was emptied and about 20 nearby homes were evacuated. The Marathon County bomb squad responded and determined the device was some type of low frequency transmitter and not an explosive. The evacuation order was lifted about 11 p.m.

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