FREDERICK, Md. - The intersection of Crestwood Village Boulevard and Ballenger Creek Pike was closed for about 30 minutes Sunday morning while police and fire officials checked out a suspicious package near Frederick County National Bank, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies arrived at the scene at about 11 a.m. and found two cans taped together with duct tape lying on the sidewalk next to the bank, police said.
The intersection was closed to all traffic until deputy state fire marshals from Frederick and Washington counties examined the bomb with an X-ray machine and determined it was not an explosive device, police said.
The suspected bomb turned out to be something commonly used by plumbers when they're fitting plastic pipe together, said W. Faron Taylor, deputy state fire marshal agency spokesman.