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Police Officer Uses "The Force" to Defuse Situation

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 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Call Luke Skywalker for backup. 
    
Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road.
    
The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/YIVmu4 ) reports the first officer on the scene wasn't sure what to make of the object. A dispatcher sent out a second officer with expertise in bombs.
    
Wise in the ways of Star Wars toys was he.
    
The second officer determined that the device was a plastic light saber toy taped to a stick. The laser swords were the preferred weapons of Jedi knights.
    
The confusion may have occurred because the toy, which expands to reveal a long plastic "blade," was in the closed position.
    
Said police department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara: "It was not explosive in any way."

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