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Lewis and Clark County get new bomb squad truck

By The Associated Press
Published On: Aug 31 2013 10:23:10 AM MDT
Updated On: Aug 31 2013 12:21:50 PM MDT
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HELENA, Mont. -

The Lewis and Clark County bomb squad has a new vehicle to use to respond to bomb threats across central Montana.
    
The $140,000, 28-foot, four-wheel-drive Ford Super-Duty F-550 arrived less than a month ago.
    
The agency bought the truck with money from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security administered by the Montana Disaster and Emergency Services.
    
The truck is stocked with bomb-proof suits, X-ray devices, and a small robot on wheels that can be used to deactivate explosives. The robot can also be used in standoff situations.