Beer Blowup Ruins Police Weekend

Suspicious metallic cynlinders indeed…

TOKYO (Reuters) – Police in southern Japan closed off
roads, evacuated residents and even brought in a bomb squad after
spotting a suspicious box in a police station, only to find out it was
a six-pack of beer.

Police in Iizuka City in Fukuoka took precautions after discovering
the box, wrapped in newspaper and sealed with adhesive tape, on the
counter of a police station Friday afternoon, a police spokesman said.

A bomb squad was rushed to the scene after an X-ray scan showed
metallic cylinders inside the box. A local television station broadcast
the incident live using helicopters, he said.

No word on how they got the helicopters into the police station. Alas, all was well:

But police found out the true contents after a woman, having seen the TV report, contacted them saying that she had left the cans of beer Friday morning in return for receiving advice on home security.

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