A pipe bomb was found behind a Catholic church in the USA
The police department's bomb squad removed an 18-inch pipe bomb which had been found behind a Catholic church in Philadelphia, USA.
According to a police report, a passerby found the pipe bomb behind St. Dominic Catholic Church in the Holmesburg neighbourhood of the city at 1:39 p.m. on Sunday. The bomb squad removed the device and conducted an analysis of it. The report states that the bomb was a PVC pipe with capped ends and a black powder on it, but that the type of powder was still unknown. Part of Frankford Avenue was temporarily shut down while the bomb squad removed the device.
The church, which was constructed in 1896, is one of the oldest in Philadelphia. In August 2019, the Philadelphia Historical Commission added it to its official Register of Historic Places.