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Bomb squad disables pipe bomb in Southeast Fresno

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Authorities say a transient called police after he picked up a backpack with a suspicious device inside.

A bomb squad unit responded to the intersection of Cedar and Belmont and ended up blowing up what turned out to be a pipe bomb. The intersection was closed for several hours until the device was secured.

No one was injured. Authorities say the backpack was left in a dumpster in Downtown Fresno. They are now looking for whoever left the device behind.

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