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Texas boardwalk evacuated because of bomb scare

Published On: Dec 27 2012 09:05:43 AM CST

KEMAH, Texas (AP) -

A harmless device spotted in the water off a Southeast Texas marina led to the area being evacuated for several hours.

The device was spotted late Wednesday off the Kemah Boardwalk, southeast of Houston on Galveston Bay.

Kemah emergency management coordinator Bill Kerber says the device looked to some like a bomb.

The boardwalk was emptied while police divers investigated.

Divers found what appeared to be a device once used for military training. It appears to have been lost from an old salvage yard.

Kerber says the device will be scrapped.