New York Homeowner Finds Pipe Bomb Buried in Yard

by emallernee | August 1st, 2011

August 1, 2011

On Sunday, July 31, a man found an old pipe bomb while digging in his yard in Albion, New York, approximately 55 miles from Buffalo.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the western New Yorker was digging holes to prepare for a new front porch when he discovered a pipe with a fuse buried one or two feet beneath the ground.

The man called the Albion Police, who in turn called the bomb office squad from nearby Monroe County. The squad examined the bomb, which police estimated had been buried for 15 years, due to its rusted condition.

The bomb squad moved the bomb to safer location, determined that it did contain an explosive substance, and destroyed all potentially harmful substances.

Pipe bombs are usually homemade and packed with low explosives that can generate a large explosion.

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