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Suspicious Package

A popular hobby called out the Colorado Springs bomb squad this morning.

Police responded to a suspicious package call at Chapel Hills and Lexington, that's near the shops at Briargate.

The department deployed numerous officers, including their bomb robot, and closed both streets for some time.

Upon investigation, officers determined it was a harmless item, involved in a national game craze.

Sgt. Michael Cram from the Regional Explosives Unit says "Its called geocaching club. Its an actual website that people go to. They use GPS to find these things, then they deposit something in them and they place it back... and they go back to the website and put the coordinates in for something else to find. "

This is the second time the bomb squad has been called out for geocaching in 10 days.

Although its not against the law, it pulls important police resources from real emergencies.

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