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Hays police say they found an improvised explosive device when they stopped a driver in downtown Hays.
The device was found when police pulled the driver over about 1 a.m. Friday.
Police Chief Don Scheibler says a section of downtown Hays was cordoned off and businesses were asked to evacuate while the device was investigated.
The item was removed about 9 a.m. and the area was reopened to the public. No injuries were reported.