Suspicious devices found in hotel room are pipe bombs and explosive devices

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Two suspicious devices found in a third floor hotel room have been identified as pipe bombs and explosive devices.

The Wichita Police Department Bomb Unit successfully removed both devices from the room.

The suspicious devices were found in a hotel on the city's west side Monday morning.

Police on scene said a maintenance worker at Woodspring Suites in the 7500 block of West Taft found the devices at around 10:30 a.m. The worker found them when he had gone to clean up a room on the third floor of the hotel.

The person who called 911 told a dispatcher that the devices looked like two homemade pipe bombs. 

Authorities conducted a partial evacuation, and a bomb squad was called in to investigate. The Wichita Police Department's Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team removed the devices.

Guests were later allowed to return to their rooms.

The investigation is ongoing.

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