According to sources from the Philadelphia police, an 18-inch pipe bomb was discovered behind St. Dominic’s Catholic Church on the 8500 block of Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg, Philadelphia, just after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The police are currently investigating the incident.
A PVC pipe with capped ends and black powder on it was discovered by a passerby, according to officials. The discovery prompted the Philadelphia Police Bomb Squad to be called to the scene, and as a precautionary measure, the police closed down Frankford Ave. between Benson and Blakiston.
Police reported that a passerby noticed the PVC pipe with capped ends and black powder on it, prompting the bomb squad to shut down the road and carefully remove the device for further investigation at their headquarters. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in connection with the incident. At this time, no additional information has been released regarding the ongoing investigation.
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