Pipe bomb explodes in Warsaw

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. – A pipe bomb found at a property in Warsaw on Wednesday exploded while specialists tried to render it safe, the Warsaw Police Department reported.

At 7 p.m., Central Dispatch received a call about a suspected pipe bomb in the 2000 block of Durbin Street.

A man was walking next to the building when he saw what he thought to be a pipe bomb on the north side of the building, along Hendricks Street, police said.  

When officers arrived to the scene, they found galvanized metal that was capped on both sides. Officers also saw what appeared to be a burned-out fuse attached to the device, according to reports.  

While trying to render the device safe, the device exploded, reports said.

No injuries or significant damage were reported.

The property in that area was vacated over 20 years ago and has often been an issue of contention for the city, the Police Department said.

No suspects have been identified at this time.

If you have any information on this incident, please call the Warsaw Police Detective Division at 574-385-2210.

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