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Strange find prompts further testing

WILSON – A Wood Street man called Niagara County sheriff’s deputies after he found a rusty 55 gallon drum with a tuft of hair sticking out of it. The hair appears to be horse hair, according to the Niagara County Sheriff Department.

The man told deputies Monday afternoon that he was walking along the creek bed looking for old glass bottles when he found the rusty drum in the 3900 block of Youngstown Road.

A small glass jar with an unknown green liquid was also secured at the scene for testing.

Undersheriff Michael J. Filicetti said the find doesn’t appear suspicious, but a laboratory is checking what was found.