SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) - The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office Bomb Squad has rendered a fake pipe bomb harmless.
The device was found Thursday afternoon in Sharpsburg by a man mowing his lawn. The device -- two metal pipes taped together with the wiring and caps attached to make it look like a pipe bomb -- was about 8 inches long and three-quarters f an inch around.
Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst says officers used a robot to pick up the device and render it harmless in a water charge. Ernst then donned body armor and checked to make sure the device was harmless.
Information from: The Herald-Mail
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