WICHITA, Kan. -

A clock that looked like an explosive brings the Wichita bomb squad to a north Broadway motel.

Police say a maid was cleaning a room at the Mark 8 Inn in the 1100 block of north Broadway, when she found what she thought looked like a bomb.

About 30 people were in the motel at the time. Police got everyone out while they investigated the device. Residents waited outside for more than two hours before police gave the all clear.

Police say the device looked like a clock with wires and tubes that looked like dynamite. After investigators got a closer look, they determined it was just a joke item, designed to look like a bomb.

Investigators say they prefer to err on the side of caution when dealing with any suspicious devices.