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PENNSYLVANIA: 18-Inch Pipe Bomb Reportedly Found on Train Tracks


Philadelphia police reportedly found an 18-inch pipe bomb on train tracks in Frankford, Pennsylvania.

The device was disconnected and reported to have burn marks.

Officers reportedly said the bomb disposal unit removed the device for further investigation.

“’18 inch pipe bomb’ discovered behind St. Dominic’s Catholic Church on Frankford Ave near Conrail railroad tracks in Philadelphia’s Holmesburg section,” said FOX 29 Philadelphia reporter Steve Keeley.

“PPD bomb squad just safely took it away. Made with PVC pipe.”

FOX 29 reported:

Philadelphia police are investigating after a pipe bomb was reportedly discovered behind a church in Holmesburg.

Philadelphia police sources tell FOX 29 an 18-inch pipe bomb was found Sunday, just after 1:30 p.m., behind St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, on the 8500 block of Frankford Avenue, in Philadelphia’s Holmesburg section.

Officials say a passerby found the pipe bomb, and noted it was a PVC pipe with capped ends and black powder on it.

Police shut down Frankford Ave., between Benson and Blakiston while the Philadelphia Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene.

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