LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Emergency personnel and a bomb disposal expert have determined that a suspicious "banana" hanging in a pine tree in Nebraska is simply a harmless geocache.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1Fwa2wl ) that a utility worker spotted the device wrapped in yellow tape and attached to a wire on Tuesday in northeast Lincoln.
The worker called 911.
Police, firefighters and a bomb technician determined the "banana" wasn't a bomb, but a prize hunted by people on geocaching quests.
Geocachers across the world use GPS devices to track and find the hidden objects.
Lincoln fire investigator Chuck Schweitzer says city bomb technicians have been out on similar calls through the years as geocaching has grown in popularity.
Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com