Bomb Squad Disarms Pot of Stew

A suspicious looking object on the side of I-80 caused serious concern on Tuesday in Sweetwater County. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, bomb technicians were called in when an object, suspected to be a pressure cooker bomb, was spotted on the ground at a truck parking area 35 miles east of Rock Springs. The bomb squad was called in and special bomb disposal robots were used to open the pressure cooker remotely, spilling the chicken stew inside. I-80 was briefly closed down and all involved were grateful it was a false alarm.  The caution exercised was not without warrant. Pressure cooker bombs have been used by terrorists for at least 16 years including in 2006 when 200 people were killed in India. Pressure cooker bombs were also used during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and earlier this month in New York City.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.