Keizer Police responded to a “suspicious device” on Menlo Drive Friday morning.

Turns out it was just a piece of a jump rope.

A resident in the 700 block of Menlo Drive N. called in a complaint around 6:33 a.m. of a suspicious device.

“He called to report what he saw was a three-quarter inch round pipe with what appeared to be a fuse coming out the end of it,” said Keizer Police Capt. Jeff Kuhns. “He said it could be a large firecracker or a pipe bomb.”

Officers roped off the area and contacted a Salem Police bomb technician, who arrived at about 7:46 a.m.
That officer took a look “and advised us it was an end-cap from a jump rope,” Kuhns said.

“So everybody is completely safe, and traffic has returned to normal in the neighborhood,” Kuhns said. “But we’d rather be safe than sorry.”