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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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