Road in Sandy reopens following suspicious device

It was most likely be an altered illegal firework

A man found this device in a quarry before bringing it back to his house and calling police about it, Aug. 27, 2017. (Courtesy photo)

SANDY, Ore. (KOIN) — Police have reopened Woodbury Road in Sandy Sunday night after advising residents to evacuate their residences due a suspicious device found in a garage.

Sandy Police said they received a call at 4:15 p.m. of a possible pipe bomb in a man’s garage. The man reported finding the device in a quarry outside Estacada and brought it back to his home before calling police.

The man told KOIN 6 News he and some friends were in the area for some target practice with firearms.

Initially, police told residents to leave their homes if possible, but to at least remain indoors and away from windows facing Woodbury.

Woodbury Street was closed while authorities investigated.

Police worked with Metro Bomb Squad, who arrived on scene and removed the device.

It was safely detonated and determined to most likely be an altered illegal firework.