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Item Leads to Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office Evacuation

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The Medical Examiner's fleet at the Tulsa lab.

 An evacuation of the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office in Oklahoma City was lifted after a suspicious device found on a body was determined not to be a bomb or a threat.

Police Sgt. Gary Knight said the device found about 10:30 a.m. Friday appears to be a flare.

Knight said the body is that of a man killed in an auto crash Thursday. He said there are "a number of possibilities" how a flare would wind up with the body, but he didn't want to speculate on a specific scenario.

Medical examiner's spokeswoman Amy Elliott said about 40 people left the building when the evacuation was ordered.