Last Updated on February 20, 2023
Shortly after 1:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, Philadelphia Police discovered an “18-inch pipe bomb” behind St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in the city’s Holmesburg section.
According to police, the PVC pipe bomb, which was equipped with capped ends and black powder, was noticed by a passerby. Police were soon called and the street was shut down while Philadelphia’s bomb squad removed the device, CBS 3 reported.
The device was then taken to headquarters for further investigation. Thankfully, no injuries were reported and local traffic was soon reopened.
According to reports, the device was found near Conrail train tracks running behind the church. Additional information has not been revealed at this time.
Breaking: “18 inch pipe bomb” discovered behind St. Dominic’s Catholic Church on Frankford Ave near Conrail railroad tracks in Philadelphia’s Holmesburg section. @PhillyPolice sources tell FOX29 News . PPD bomb squad just safely took it away. Made with PVC pipe. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/KNstNy3j3R
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) February 19, 2023