Report: Bomb found at Kentucky residence

Report: Bomb found at Kentucky residence
Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 4:25 PM EST
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CYNTHIANA, Ky. (WKYT) - A confirmed live pipe bomb was found on Springdale Extension in Cynthiana, according to Cynthiana police.

They report along with a bomb, police found an empty packet of black powder.

Harold Stevens Jr. was cleaning out an apartment for a neighbor Wednesday afternoon. Around 2 p.m., he was picking up trash when he accidentally picked up the pipe bomb.

“A metal pipe with two ends, with a fuse come out of it. It had a hole drilled in it, it had a fuse in it with it sealed around the fuse too, so it ain’t hard to miss a pipe bomb,” Stevens said.

Stevens’s wife was with him. He made sure she backed away to safety before putting it back down. The two then called the police. Stevens said police arrived within minutes.

“They took us out to the front, and then they blocked the streets off and everything,” Stevens said

Cynthiana Police called in the Lexington Hazardous Devices Unit. They removed and defused the device, then deemed it was safe.

Police arrived again on the scene around 6 p.m. WKYT asked what they were doing, and they said they were furthering the investigation.