DEVELOPING STORY: A pipe bomb with an unknown powder inside was recovered either on or near railroad tracks in Philadelphia’s Holmesburg section Sunday, police tell CBS News.
The incident happened at the intersection of Blakiston Lane and Frankford Avenue just before 2 p.m. The device was reportedly found behind St. Dominic’s Catholic Church.
Fox 29 reports the pipe was made from PVC pipe and was capped at both ends. It was found by a passerby.
The bomb squad successfully removed the device.
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