Richland Police bomb squad (RPD)
Richland Police bomb squad (RPD)

The Richland Bomb Squad responded to a location in Benton City Wednesday, after getting a call about a suspicious pipe.

  Richland Bomb Squad investigates

The location, 313 3rd Street, houses a church and a daycare facility, according to Richland Police. The call came in around 10:55 AM.

Upon arrival and examination, officials determined it was not an explosive device, but from their reaction, the appearance of the object did likely justify the call.

Richland Police released this statement, which read in part:

"We encourage people to call their local law enforcement agency anytime they see something suspicious, out of place or potentially. In incidents such as this, we would much rather respond to find a non-explosive device than to respond later to a tragic incident. Only you know what is not right or normal in the places you live or where you work."

Good judgment, and knowing what's normal and not in your everyday environment go a long way towards making all of us safer.

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