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Explosive device found near Lawton church

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Fort Sill's Explosive Ordnance Detachment was called Monday night near a Lawton church where an explosive device was found.

Police say the device was discovered by a child in the alleyway near Southwest 19th Street and Gore Boulevard, behind Trinity Baptist Church. The area was taped off for several hours. The child's mom contacted police.

"The device found by the 761st Explosive Ordnance Detachment Monday evening was discovered to be a training explosive and was considered very low-threat and not an extreme danger. However, EOD personnel caution anyone coming across a suspicious package or device to back away and call the police. This is especially important as the weather turns warmer and hikers who are taking advantage of Fort Sill's ranges may come across unexploded ordnance," Fort Said in an official statement.

Fort Sill EOD was called in just after 7 p.m. Monday to collect it.

Police are unsure of how the device got there in the first place.

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