Lots of Unanswered Questions About Discovered Benton County Pipe Bomb
Very few details have been released by the Benton County Sheriff's Department
Pipe bomb 'dealt with' by Richland Bomb Squad
Benton County Deputies did not specify the time, but it appeared to be perhaps early morning leading to daytime, or day leading into the night on June 9th, judging from images released.
Deputies were called by a "concerned citizen" who said they'd found a pipe bomb made of PVC, and it was located in southeast Benton County.
The location given was near the intersection of McNary Road and S 895 PR SE (private road southeast). The location is roughly a half-mile east of the Interstate 82-SR 14 intersection. The bomb is in the center of this image, below the big rock.
Richland Bomb Squad disposes of item
BCSO said Richland "loaned" them their bomb disposal unit vehicle, and the device was dealt with.
A lot of questions remain, including, was it actually capable of exploding? If so, how much explosive material was believed to be inside? What was the construction of the 'bomb?' It's likely these will be answered later as the investigation continues.
No other information was released.
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