Pipe Bomb Found in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — A bomb squad was called into Luzerne County Saturday to safely detonate a device found on a residential road in Wilkes-Barre.

Police said they found what they thought was a pipe bomb on a tree lawn of Anthracite Street.  Authorities described it as a half-inch PVC pipe around five inches long with two caps glued to the ends.  A fuse was built into one of the ends.

The Scranton bomb squad arrived and safely destroyed the device using a bomb squad robot. 

Police are investigating.  Anyone with information can contact Wilkes-Barre Police.