Bomb squad detonates pipe bomb found on Detroit Avenue

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- St. Joseph County Police and the South Bend bomb squad were called to the 19400 block of Detroit Avenue Wednesday afternoon after someone located a pipe bomb in the house.

When investigators examined the pipe bomb, they discovered it had gun powder and BBs inside, according to St. Joseph County Police.

Bomb techs detonated the device around 5 p.m.

The person suspected of making the pipe bomb previously lived in the home. That suspect was arrested on March 23 following a domestic incident at the home, reports said.

After the first device was detonated, a search warrant was obtained.

During a search a second device was located. The bomb squad will retrieve the device, inspect it and likely detonate it, according to police.

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