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October 20, 2014, 9:11 pm
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SPD: Someone May Have Tried to Detonate Pipe Bomb Downtown

Springfield Police say someone may have tried but failed to detonate a pipe-bomb in downtown Springfield Monday evening.


Without revealing too much of the ongoing investigation, Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow says there was an indication that someone may have tried but failed to explode the device. Police continue to look for leads in how a pipe bomb ended up downtown.


Winslow said someone called police to report the device. Once police arrived to the scene at 600 E. Washington, they set up a perimeter and called in the Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad.


Winslow says SPD is working with the FBI and the AFT to review surveillance footage and other clues, but didn't want to divulge much more about their investigation. Secretary of State Police detonated the device Monday evening. 


Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers.

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