Missouri State Highway Patrol Bomb Squad Detonates Dangerous Device

6 years 1 month 1 week ago Wednesday, September 12 2012 Sep 12, 2012 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:24:00 PM CDT September 12, 2012 in News
By: KOMU 8 Staff

PETTIS COUNTY- The Missouri State Highway Patrol Bomb Squad investigated a possible explosive in Lone Pine Trailer Park on Wednesday afternoon.

According to a press release from the Pettis County Sheriff's Office, deputies were in the park serving arrest and search warrants in connnection with a string of violent disputes when a deputy spotted a gun in the car of a known felon.

The felon was arrested for weapon charges, and while seizing the gun the deputy spotted a suspicious device. It appeared to be an IED (improvised explosive device). They immediately blocked and evacuated the area. The Missouri State Highway Bomb Squad responded with a robot to inspect the device. When the device was determined to be unsafe, they detonated it at the scene.

Additional charges are pending.

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