Power plant bomb scare actually a mosquito trap
A mosquito trap inadvertently caused a power plant bomb scare Wednesday, when security guards spotted a seemingly suspicious device with wires and a battery at a coal-fired power plant in Wyoming.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo.
A suspicious device at a southwest Wyoming power plant turned out not to be a bomb, but it might have hurt a mosquito or two.
Security guards spotted the object at the Jim Bridger Power Plant around midnight Wednesday. The device had wires connected to a small battery.
A bomb squad was called out to the coal-fired power plant. Sweetwater County sheriff's officials say bomb experts looked over the device and even X-rayed it.
It was a mosquito trap.
Weed and pest officers routinely put out the traps to check for mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus.