Authorities destroy pipe bomb found in Ellicott City ditch

August 31, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Howard County police said a pipe bomb found yesterday in a ditch near a construction site in Ellicott City was secured and destroyed without injury.

A passer-by discovered the object and called police about 4:15 p.m. Police and fire personnel found the pipe bomb in the 5000 block of Landing Road and secured the area, said W. Faron Taylor, the deputy state fire marshal.

Experts from the Maryland state fire marshal's office detonated the device, Taylor said. No injuries were reported, and traffic was diverted for a short time, police said.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information should call Howard police at 410-313-3200.

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