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Suspected explosive discovered at Agat Marina

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Emergency personnel, including a military bomb squad responded to a suspected explosive device discovered at the Agat Marina on Tuesday morning. The suspicious item was rendered safe, but local and federal authorities are still investigating who may have left it there.

Police, fire and EOD personnel responded to a reported unexploded ordinance at the Agat Marina. They later discovered what appears to be a possible explosive device taped to a mobile phone.

Traffic was diverted, and the road fronting the marina was closed for hours as local and federal authorities worked to clear the scene. As word spread, John Revis showed up out of concern for his wife, who was still on the boat that they live on at the marina.

"I talked to her and they're going to just let her stay there make sure everything's under control," he explained. "I was just concerned that she's not out here and everybody else."

This photo, confirmed by the fire department, shows what appears to be a cellular phone taped to a possible explosive. It was left on top of a container near the GFD rescue base at the marina. Police spokesman Sergeant Paul Tapao says it was fire personnel who spotted the suspicious device, and called in the response personnel.

"We are not going to comment on the device itself, or the package in itself because of the fact that this is an ongoing investigation. Now the FBI as I mentioned is working closely with the Guam Police Department to determine the source and of course determine the M.O. for the individual or individuals that may have placed that device," Sergeant Tapao said.

A military EOD team used robotics to clear the suspicious device. And the coast guard also provided security for the ocean perimeter. And while police won't say if the device was a real threat or a hoax, they take the incident seriously.

"The manhours that was actually put into this, the logistics that was actually utilized, and of course the response from various agencies both local and federal, there was a lot of man hours that was put into this so like I said this is an active investigation and rest assured our partners in collaboration with all agencies that were a part of this to include the Guam Police Department and Guam Homeland Security, we're going to work closely to bring closure to this case," he concluded.

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