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A Maryland bomb squad spent 36 hours investigating multiple suspicious devices taped to signs supporting the re-election of President Donald Trump in an Eastern Shore community.

The investigation started Sunday, Oct. 4, around 9 a.m. when officers from the Easton Police Department were called to Idlewild Park to inspect a device attached to the back of a campaign sign. They then called the Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad for help.

Technicians responded and determined the device was a harmless alarm to thwart the sign's removal, according to a news release. It had a removable pull pin with a string tied to it that would sound an alarm if someone attempted to pick up the sign.

Since Sunday morning, bomb technicians responded to four more similar devices in and around Easton. The release shows they all turned out to be of similar construction and were at no time a threat to the public.

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However, the signs were all located in public areas, which is not allowed in Maryland. Campaign signs do not require a permit, but the law prohibits them from being placed on public rights-of-way, road shoulders or medians.

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