Obama dummy found hanging from bridge

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GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City area authorities are investigating after a life-size dummy with a President Obama mask was found hanging from an interstate bridge.

Jackson County Sheriff spokeswoman Sgt. Ronda Montgomery says authorities were notified early Monday by several motorists who saw the dummy with the Obama mask hanging from a bridge over U.S. Interstate 70 near Grain Valley, which is about 20 miles east of Kansas City.

Montgomery says authorities closed the highway in the area for a few minutes to remove the dummy. She says authorities also found an item attached to the dummy that prompted them to call an area bomb and arson squad, but no explosives were found on the dummy.

Montgomery says the department is working with federal authorities in the investigation.

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