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Authorities investigate “possible threat” in Garvin County

GARVIN COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities are investigating “a possible threat” in Garvin County.

The Garvin County Sheriff’s Office and Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the scene around 5 p.m. on Monday near Lindsay and deemed the area safe.

According to authorities, a man was seen leaving a device at a convenience store south of Lindsay. The man was then followed into town by officers and detained.

A bomb squad was called to determine whether or not the device was dangerous.

Around 8 p.m., the bomb squad determined the device was not explosive.

Authorities said the suspect was arrested for a simulated explosive device.

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No other details are available at this time.