A man in Carroll County was checking his mailbox Wednesday afternoon when he discovered a pipe bomb, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said.
The man was not injured. The mailbox was described as "rural," in the 3800 block of McMullen Road in Taneytown, the fire marshal said.
The home's owner, James A. Sandel, found the bomb about 4:15 p.m. and called 911.
The bomb was disposed of, and McMullen Road was closed for about five hours.
Anyone with information about who placed the bomb in the mailbox is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal at 410-859-7152.