Border opens after investigation of suspicious package

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The U.S. Canadian border in Highgate has reopened following the investigation of a suspicious driver and package.

The border crossing was closed for nearly three hours yesterday after border patrol agents discovered a suspicious electronic device in a vehicle traveling from Quebec.

Police say there were also suspicious circumstances surrounding the driver, a 77 year-old-man from Laos, who is a U.S. citizen living in Virginia.

A bomb squad and canine unit were called in.

The item was determined to be a handmade remote electronic transmitter and inverted pottery bowls attacked to a board. Police say the device is believed to be used in gambling.

The driver, who was not identified, was not charged.

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