Tooele Team Called to Diffuse Idaho Bomb

Tooele Team Called to Diffuse Idaho Bomb

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(Idaho Falls, Idaho-AP) -- About 20 homes on the south side of Idaho Falls have been evacuated for what police say appears to be a pipe bomb laying in a street.

Sergeant Steve Hunt says an explosive ordinance team has been called in from Tooele, Utah to disarm or detonate the device.

Police on the scene say it's a metal pipe about 18 inches long and two inches in diameter. It was found laying on Saint Clair Road in a rural neighborhood. The closest house is about 60 yards away.

Hunt says the streets are blocked off and people have either left their homes or agreed to stay inside.

The bomb squad is expected to arrive sometime before noon.

No threats were called in and Hunt says officers don't have any information about where the device may have come from.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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