Bomb squad deactivates pipe bomb near Elko



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ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An investigation continues after a bomb squad deactivated a pipe bomb in Elko County.

Undersheriff Clair Morris says a man called dispatchers on Wednesday to report he had found a bomb inside a cooler east of Elko.

Morris told the Elko Daily Free Press (http://bit.ly/1phFYuU ) the man picked up the cooler and put it in his car, then drove into Elko.

The man is accused of calling dispatchers again, but hanging up after declining to say where he was.

Morris says the man eventually called again and told dispatchers he was on Old Highway 40 east of Elko, where deputies met him Wednesday afternoon.

The bomb squad found a pipe bomb with gunpowder and a fuse, then deactivated it.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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