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Posted at 1:20 PM ET, 11/ 8/2010

Possible pipe bomb removed from apt.

By Matt Zapotosky


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

Battalion Chief Denise L. Dickens, serving as a spokesman for the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, said technicians sent in a robot into apartment 203 at 9953 Good Luck Road where it was rendered useless.

She said the device, which appeared to be a pipe bomb, will now be sent to a lab of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to determine if it was, in fact, explosive.

There was no explosion and no one was injured in the incident, Dickens said. She said apartment buildings 9953 and 9961 were evacuated during the incident, but people are now being allowed to return to their homes.

Possible pipe bomb in Pr. Geo.'s apt.
12:33 p.m.
The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department's bomb technicians are on the scene Monday of what appears to be a pipe bomb inside a vacant apartment on Good Luck Road in the Lanham area, authorities said.

A maintenance man discovered the device about 9 a.m. inside an apartment at 9953 Good Luck Road, which is near NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said Battalion Chief Denise L. Dickens. She said the device appeared to be a pipe bomb with attached wires. Technicians were called in to determine exactly what the device is and neutralize it if necessary.

Updates will be provided as they become available. Stay with for more details.

By Matt Zapotosky  | November 8, 2010; 1:20 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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