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A suspicious pressure cooker leads to tense moments in East Texas

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Bomb experts have given the all clear at a Marshall convenience store.

A regular customer reported seeing a pressure cooker hidden along one of the outside walls at the Pump N Pantry at the corner of Pinecrest Dr. and Washington Ave.

A bomb squad came from Barksdale Air Force Base.

A robot was used to ensure there was no risk for explosion. X-ray techs said pressure cooker was not a bomb.

Pump N Pantry employee Meagan Hydrick said they did not want to take any chances given the recent Boston Marathon bombings.

She also points out that the suspicious item was hidden from plain sight and was only feet from a garbage dumpster.

"We'll certainly be going around the store a lot more, checking it out, and making sure [there is] nothing out of the ordinary is around," Hydrick says. "I'm just glad that the regular guy looks out for us."

There is still no word on who left the pressure cooker or why.

Hydrick says there are security cameras inside the store but none focused on the parking lot or the space where the pressure cooker was found.

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