A number of residents at a Morganton apartment complex were evacuated today after a suspicious device was found.
According to the Morganton Police Department, the device was found near a dumpster at the Cedarbrook Apartments on Falls Street. A maintenance worker found the device carried it to the office and then called authorities.
A robot retrieved the device from the area so experts could examine it. Authorities said bomb technicians shot into the device and it did not explode. Officers are unsure whether someone was trying to build a bomb.