Authorities say it was a crudely made device, but say it could have hurt someone nonetheless.

Federal officials have now been called in to investigate the discovery of the piece of narrow pipe with a 12-gauge shotgun shell inside. It was the makings of a bomb although it did not have a direct trigger. Wapato police also say other 'bomb making' materials were found close nearby.

The Yakima County bomb squad was called in about the 11:30am discovery on Tuesday. Someone walking past the temple saw the materials, and notified police.

Federal officials will assist with the investigation because of the bomb making materials that were found. This image shows the Bomb Squad crawler retrieving the item.

Wapato bomb found by Buddhist temple (YakTriNews.com)