POLICE have revealed more details of the search of a house in Falloway Close, Torquay on Monday.
A spokesman said officers recovered two items that were believed to be explosive.
A statement continued: "Initial examinations of these items showed that this was not the case and could not have caused any harm."
A woman and two men were being interviewed at Torquay Police Station in connection with the incident.
The statement went on: "Police would like to thank the local community for their support during this investigation and for being patient while we investigated the risk to the public."
Residents were evacuated and streets closed following the discovery of the suspicious package'.
The closure began at 12:30pm after officers searched a property in Falloway Close and made arrests.
Police set up a 100 metre cordon in the area of Falloway Close as a precaution following the discovery of the unexplained device in the garden of a property.
The cordon included Happaway Road and extended as far as, but not including Barton Road.
The Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team arrived at the scene around 2pm to assess the situation. They unloaded a remote-controlled 'robot' device to examine the device at closer quarters.