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Pipe bomb found in Carter Co.

March 1st, 2013 3:44 pm by Staff Report

Pipe bomb found in Carter Co.

ELIZABETHTON — The Johnson City Police Department's Bomb Squad responded to the finding of a pipe bomb on Lena Harvey Road in Elizabethton this week and rendered the device harmless in place Agent Bernard Waggoner of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms told officers the device was filled with pyrotechnic powder and was classified as live.

The device was discovered when Carol Ingraham LeBaron was walking her dog along a fence row. The dog found the device. LeBaron told Officer Mike Carlock of the Carter County Sheriff's Department that she picked it up and took it home to show her husband.

Carlock said the device was a galvanized metal pipe about 6 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. There were end caps attached to both ends of the pipe and holes drilled in the ends. There was an orange waxy substance covering the seams of the end caps and a green braided cord lying on top.

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