Police squad destroys pipe bomb found in St. Mary's County


The Maryland State Police and the state Fire Marshal's Office are investigating a possible pipe bomb discovered Friday outside a Leonardtown shopping center in St. Mary's County.

The device, made from small carbon dioxide canisters, was found shortly after 7 p.m. in an outdoor eating area at the Wildewood Shopping Center on Route 235. It was destroyed by state police bomb squad technicians.

Sgt. Steve Vail of the state police said someone called 911 with a bomb threat shortly before the device was found. Police knew of no suspects.

Pub Date: 8/11/96

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