Metro Police investigate pipe found in dumpster downtown; area evacuated

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Metro Police investigated a suspicious pipe found in downtown Las Vegas.

According to Metro Police, around 4:19 p.m. officers responded to the 500 block of S. 8th Street to investigate a pipe found in a dumpster.

Metro’s Armor unit was also called out to investigate.

The area was evacuated, and the streets in the immediate area were closed as a precaution.

A robot was brought in to check out the suspicious item and it was deemed to not be a threat.

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