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Sheriff’s Office: Small homemade explosive device found in Cincinnatus mailbox

A small homemade explosive device was found in a mailbox in the town of Cincinnatus on Monday, Cortland County authorities said.
Cincinnatus (WSYR-TV) -- A small homemade explosive device was found in a mailbox in the town of Cincinnatus on Monday, Cortland County authorities said.

The Sheriff’s Office says the device was found in a mailbox on Telephone Road at around 7 a.m.

The device caused “minimal damage” to the mailbox, however the Sheriff's Office said the device consisted of a jar filled with material.

The Sheriff's Office said it's concerned that the material could have injured a homeowner or damaged a vehicle.

Authorities aren’t sure if this was a remote incident, but they’re asking residents to be alert when checking their mail and to report any suspicious items in their mailboxes.

Anyone with information about the device found on Telephone Road is asked to call the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office at 607-753-3311.

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