Homemade device found

This is the device that a resident found and reported to police on Thursday.

Parsons police blocked off a residential street and evacuated occupants in two homes Thursday after a suspicious homemade device was found in a front yard.

The device is built out of PVC pipe and resembles military ordnance.

Police Chief Robert Spinks said the department notified the Kansas Highway Patrol, which activated its bomb squad to respond. 

More information may be released later on www.parsonssun.com or in Friday's edition.

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