CEDAR FALLS, Iowa Cedar Falls police responded to a home in the 3600 block of Laurinda Drive to investigate a suspicious item at 6:18 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say an 11-year-old girl noticed the item that looked like a stick of dynamite in the parking lot of the Orchard Hill Church and brought the item home. Officers were called to the scene and closed off a portion of Laurinda Drive for several hours.
After investigating, the bomb squad determined the object was a commercial grade firework.
The firework was removed from the scene without incident.