Breaking: Pipe Bombs Found Behind Church Near Philadelphia Railroad Tracks
Two homemade pipe bombs were discovered behind a church near railroad tracks this week, according to Philadelphia police.
One of the 18-inch bombs had exploded and another remained undetonated behind the St. Dominic’s Catholic Church near the railroad tracks in Philadelphia’s Holmesburg section, according to the Cain Township Police Department.
A postal carrier in the township northwest of Philadelphia found the intact bomb Tuesday and contacted police, according to the release.
Whoever left it there had lit the fuse, but it went out before the device exploded, police said.
On Wednesday, a caller told police there had been an explosion on Monday near a railroad underpass, about 24 hours before the postal carrier found the other device only half a mile away, police said.
The caller reported the explosion after reading news reports of the pipe bomb that was discovered Tuesday.
Officers found a device that appeared to have been detonated near the railroad underpass, but there wasn’t any property damage in the area, police said.