Emergency crews in Washington County, Missouri, are currently responding to the scene of what may be a live pipe bomb. The potential pipe bomb was reportedly found in Mineral Point, Missouri.
The Bomb Disposal Unit and K-9 Unit are currently in the scene. At this time, it has not been confirmed whether or not the item that was found is actually a pipe bomb.
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, an investigator with the Missouri Fire Marshal’s Office located what appears to be a live pipe bomb on the morning of Monday, December 10.
At this time, the area of Springtown Road and Vintage Road has been blocked off while the St. Louis Bomb Disposal Unit handles the situation.
The reports of a pipe bomb in Washington County, Missouri, is just the latest in a string of violence-related incidents — stabbings, shootings, lockdowns, bomb threats, etc — that have plagued our nation over the last couple of years.
Police have asked civilians to avoid the area at this time while the matter is dealt with.
That is all the information available at this time.
That is all the information available at this time. This article will be updated should more information become available.