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Bloomington police remove a suspicious package resembling a pipe bomb from storage unit



Bloomington police worked with Indiana State Police’s bomb disposal team Wednesday to dispose of a suspicious package found in a storage unit.

Bloomington Police Department officers arrived at 300 W. Patterson Drive around 3 p.m. after receiving a call from a storage unit owner. 

The person had purchased the unit in a recent auction, and when it was opened the owner saw a pipe capped on both ends with exposed wires taped to it, Sgt. Cody Forston said. The package resembled a pipe bomb. 

Officers contacted ISP’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, which came to examine the pipe. The package was taken outside the unit by the team, who then destroyed and disposed of it around 9 p.m., Forston said.

There has been no confirmation of whether or not the package was a bomb. No injuries were reported to police.

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