November 27, 2020

Pipe bomb located in northwestern Heard County

(Franklin, GA) — Bomb techs with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have determined that an object reported to authorities this week in Heard County was a pipe bomb.

Heard County investigators received information from an unidentified source on Wednesday, Sept.28 about the location of a possible pipe bomb in the area of Brandenburg Road.

According to a press release issued by the Heard County Sheriff’s Office late Thursday afternoon, the alleged bomb was rendered safe and removed from the area by GBI agents.

The investigation is ongoing and no other details are available at this time.

Brandenburg Road connects HWY 100 and Roosterville Road in northwestern Heard County.

A pipe bomb is a simple type of improvised explosive device, a tightly sealed section of pipe filled with an explosive material.

The containment provided by the pipe means that simple low explosives can be used to produce a relatively large explosion, and the fragmentation of the pipe itself creates potentially lethal shrapnel.

Stay tuned to for further info as it becomes available.

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