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Training device found at Agat Marina under investigation

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The Guam Fire Department may have apologized, but the investigation into a suspicious device discovered at the Agat Marina isn't quite over. As we reported a massive four-hour military, federal and local law enforcement response was prompted after GFD reported a suspicious device found on an orange Port Authority container.

A day after the incident GFD later apologized saying the suspicious item was a training device.

"With all due respect to the Guam Fire Department and the agency's official release and stuff, all this information will be considered supplemental information that will be added to our portion of the investigation," Guam Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao told KUAM News. "We can't comment about the device itself we can't comment type of device, what we can say is that every information that is generated and brought to our attention will be used as supplemental information for our investigators and of course for our FBI federal counterparts from the FBI."

KUAM News asked if any point during that operation did anybody from GFD come forward and say, 'Hey, that's one of our training device?'

"I'm not going to disclose anything that was brought up again because we're going to move forward with the investigation, again with all due respect to what  our counterparts at the Guam Fire Department put out we're going to respect that and again they're going to assist us in the event they provide information that can be used as supplemental information relative to their findings on their administrative side," Tapao said. 

As for a photo circulating on social media of a firefighter holding what appeared to be the same training device discovered in Agat, GFD says the photo was taken at a private Christmas party as part of a gag skit put on by his crewmembers.  The failure of the training aid to be returned to property is the issue they are looking at, and as well as the proper accountability, storage, and disposal of their training aids.

GFD says they are not sure how the device ended up on top of the bin after being thrown away with the trash, but regardless GFD says it should not have been discarded without being properly dismantled.

GPD in the meantime confirms their liaison met with the FBI on Thursday to discuss the investigation.

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