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Pipe bomb found at cellular telephone tower

| Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 3:26 a.m.

A repairman working on a cellular telephone tower in Salem Township last week found what appeared to be a pipe bomb wedged in the chain-link fence around the structure, according to state police at Kiski Valley.

The technician found the homemade device at about 2:30 p.m. June 17 at Salem Plaza, police said.

The state police bomb unit was summoned to the location and disposed of the device, which appeared to be ineffectual.

"As far as I know, it wasn't capable of detonating. But it does appear they tried to light the device because there was charring around it," Sgt. Tim McMichael, station commander, said Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Trooper Owen Leonard at the Kiski barracks -- 724-727-3434.

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