Fake bomb found under Jeep in Wynnefield Heights
WYNNEFIELD HEIGHTS - January 9, 2013 (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Bomb Squad detonated a fake bomb in the Wynnefield Heights section on Wednesday morning.
Around 8:30 a.m. a resident of the River Park high rise in the 3600 block of Conshohocken Avenue came out to his Jeep Cherokee.
That's when he noticed a box of metal and plastic attached to the underside of his vehicle.
He called police and, soon, the bomb squad was on the scene. A robot was used to remove the device and it was detonated by a low-grade charge.
"It was not a bomb. It was nothing hazardous or dangerous," said Chief Insp. Joseph Sullivan.
Investigators are examining the remains of the box for clues. They are also asking the owner of the Jeep who his enemies are, and who would want to scare him.
No one was injured in this incident.
philadelphia, wynnefield heights, local/state
- Vice principal commits suicide after ferry accident 51 min ago
- Clouds to sun, cool today 51 min ago
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Montco hall closes weeks before bride's wedding
- Search continues for robbers in armored car heist
- 12 dead in Mt. Everest avalanche
- Penn State police: 3 posed nude at Nittany shrine
- Stalkers have QVC host living in fear
- McNabb serves 1-day sentence after DUI arrest
- Photos: Suspects in Ocean Co. child porn sweep
- 13 pound baby born at Delco hospital
- WWII vet gets anonymous surprise in Bucks Co.
- Video: Hero twins yell, hit carjacker to escape