Fire Marshal’s Office: Suspicious Device was a Pipe Bomb in Presque Isle, Maine
Device on Parsons Street in Presque Isle was a Pipe Bomb
The Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office said a suspicious package found on August 18, 2022 at a residence on Parson’s Street in Presque Isle was a pipe bomb.
Officials have determined that “the device belonged to the deceased and that it was handmade," according to Shannon Moss, Public Information Officer, Maine Department of Public Safety.
Bomb Team Made the Device Inoperable
The device was made inoperable by the bomb team, said Moss.
Presque Isle Police Were Responding to a Call of a Deceased Male
Parsons Street was blocked off around 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 18 in Presque Isle as Police investigated the report of a deceased male at 17 Parsons Street.
During the investigation, law enforcement located the suspicious package. The area was vacated and Parsons Street was closed for several hours.
Fire Marshal’s Office Investigation is Ongoing
Moss said the investigation is continuing and is ongoing.
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