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Police Officer Uses "The Force" to Defuse Situation
Friday, August 22, 2014 5:59 PM EDT
Friday, September 19, 2014 5:59 PM EDT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Call Luke Skywalker for backup.
Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road.
The Juneau Empire (
) reports the first officer on the scene wasn't sure what to make of the object. A dispatcher sent out a second officer with expertise in bombs.
Wise in the ways of Star Wars toys was he.
The second officer determined that the device was a plastic light saber toy taped to a stick. The laser swords were the preferred weapons of Jedi knights.
The confusion may have occurred because the toy, which expands to reveal a long plastic "blade," was in the closed position.
Said police department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara: "It was not explosive in any way."
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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