Pipe Bomb Found At North Texas Garage Sale

WICHITA FALLS (AP) – Authorities say a pipe bomb was found at a North Texas house during a garage sale.

People and nearby homes in Wichita Falls were evacuated after the pipe bomb was discovered Saturday afternoon.

The military canine unit from nearby Sheppard Air Force Base and a bomb squad from Denton arrived to help.

The Wichita Falls Times Record News reports that the area was blocked off for at least five hours.

John Spraggins of the Wichita Falls Police Department says the bomb was secured and nobody was injured.

Authorities have no suspects. The investigation will be led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Wichita Falls police and fire departments.

Wichita Falls is about 130 miles northwest of Dallas and near the Oklahoma border.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • TheNiteNurse

    Do you suppose some teenaged kid in the family made the bomb then decided to hide the thing in his parents garage. I bet his mom didn’t even know what it was and put it in the garage sale.

    • re NiteNurse

      Wow?!?! That sure is a jump, you know…because all pipe bombs are only made by teenagers. (sarcasm intended here) I have no idea where you get that a teenager did this??? This is how internet rumors get started and run out of control. What if there is a teenager that lives at that address, you have now convicted him/her without any evidence. If your going to comment, then comment. Don’t start assigning blame when you have no basis for it. That’s just irresponsible.

  • TheNiteNurse

    Yeah you’re right…it was probably his mom that made it.

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