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Biloxi bomb squad disables IED

 

The Associated Press

 

VANCLEAVE -- Authorities say an improvised explosive device found under a vehicle in Vancleave has been disassembled by the Biloxi bomb squad. 

 

Bomb Squad Commander John Campbell says the Jackson County Sheriff's Office got a call around 3 p.m. Monday about a suspicious package. That's when the sheriff's office contacted the Biloxi bomb squad. 

 

No arrests have been made and injuries were not reported. 

 

Campbell says the device was a pill bottle that contained gun powder and BBs and it was wrapped in duct tape with a homemade fuse. 

 

He says it didn't operate correctly. 

 

Campbell says the dismantled device is now with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for further investigation. 

 

IEDs are considered a destructive device. Making one is a federal offense.

 

 

 

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