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Possible pipe bomb cleared in Lanham

By Matt Zapotosky
Washington Post Editors

Bomb technicians have rendered a possible pipe bomb inside a vacant Lanham-area apartment useless and are clearing the scene, authorities said Monday afternoon.

Technicians sent in a robot to view the device -- which was inside apartment 203 in a building in the 9900 block of Good Luck Road -- and render it useless, according to Battalion Chief Denise L. Dickens, who was serving as a spokesman for the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department .

The device, which appeared to be a pipe bomb, will now be sent to an ATF lab to determine if it was explosive, Dickens said.

The device did not explode, and no one was injured in the incident, according to Dickens. Two other nearby apartment buildings were evacuated, Dickens said, but but people are now being allowed to return to their homes.

By Matt Zapotosky  | November 8, 2010; 1:10 PM ET
Categories:  Emergencies & Rescues, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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