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Media Coverage

Unknown device found near animal lab

By Steve Timko stimko@rgj.com April 23, 2008

It still wasn't clear Tuesday if a device found Monday night near a Reno animal testing facility was a bomb, something meant to look like a bomb or just an electronics device lying alongside the road.
Reno police used a water cannon late Monday evening to destroy the device found near the Charles River Laboratories on Longley Lane, described as looking like two white hockey pucks connected with wires.

The device was across the street from Charles River Laboratories, said Amy Cianciaruso, associate director of public relations. A security guard found it Monday night.

"I know it was the beeping he had heard, and that's what caused him to call the police," Cianciaruso said. "I don't know if he actually saw it or not."

Animal rights groups had scheduled protests at the lab for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, but Cianciaruso said there was nothing to link the incident to any group. There have been no threats to the facility, she said.

"We don't know what it was," Cianciaruso said of the object.

Charles River Laboratories was cited for 20 violations in 2006, including two monkeys whose fingers were squashed and amputated at the firm's Sparks laboratory, and 11 in the first half of 2007, according to documents obtained by the organization Stop Animal Exploitation Now, which is based in Cincinnati.

Charles River Laboratories has operated a facility on Dunne Circle in the Sparks industrial area for 15 years and, in the winter, opened one of the largest in the country at 6995 Longley Lane.

Charles River Laboratories has done animal research to test and develop drugs since 1947, with about 8,000 employees at 101 facilities, offices and laboratories in 17 countries. 

Charles River Laboratories, Sparks, NV

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