A large pipe bomb has been found near train tracks in Philadelphia, according to reports.
The 18-inch pipe bomb was found near Conrail train tracks behind St. Dominic’s Catholic Church on Sunday.
The device was discovered by a passerby just before 1:40 pm.
Police have now launched an investigation and brought local bomb squad authorities to investigate the scene.
Officials with the Philadelphia Police Department told a local Fox News affiliate that a passerby found a PVC pipe with capped ends and black powder.
It was discovered in Philadelphia’s Holmesburg section.
Authorities shut down surrounding streets while a bomb squad removed the pipe bomb.
The bomb didn’t detonate and it was safely transported back to police headquarters.
No injuries were reported.
This is a developing story – check back for updates.
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