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Pipe Bomb in Downtown Springfield

Updated: Tuesday, July 29 2014, 12:07 AM CDT

UPDATE: 11:00 p.m., 7/28/2014

No injuries have been reported.

Springfield Police are now trying to
determine who left a pipe bomb in the heart of the capital city.

Investigators responded at 6:22 Monday
night to 617 E. Washington Ave., between Brewhaus and the old Del's Popcorn
Shop. A bomb squad arrived later.

They said they weren't sure what it
was at first. But the Secretary of State's office said it turned out to be a
pipe bomb, about seven inches long and an inch in diameter.

The bomb squad detonated it using a
pan disruptor, which is a high-pressure water cannon.

The Secretary of State's office said
it's turned the investigation over to Springfield police. Footage from at least
three security cameras is being reviewed.

They are reminding the public that if you locate an item of suspicious nature do not to touch it, move to a safe distance away from it and immediately notify the police.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Springfield Police at 788-8325 or Crime Stoppers at 788-8427.


It's been a busy night for police in downtown Springfield.

say a 'suspicious device' was detonated by the Secretary of State bomb
squad. Law enforcement responded to the 600 block of East Washington
after a report of the suspicious device between 6:30 and 7:00.

Police are still investigating but won't confirm much.

Stay with and tune in to Good Day Illinois at 7 a.m. for the latest.
Pipe Bomb in Downtown Springfield

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