A crime scene technician with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office got a bit of a scare Wednesday afternoon while processing inventory from a recovered stolen vehicle parked at the impound lot in Council Bluffs. Sheriff Jeff Danker says the unidentified woman discovered a red cylinder in the vehicle which she initially thought was a fire extinguisher.

Sheriff Danker says as the tech was pulling the object out of the vehicle, she discovered there were wires attached and a digital timer. Bomb squad experts from the sheriff’s office and Council Bluffs police used a disruptor-type round to blow the device open. It was not an explosive.

By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic