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Police called after suspected explosive found in Pine Bluff

Military-style items found in Pine Bluff that led to a police response (Photo: KATV)

Pine Bluff police were called Sunday after a suspected explosive was found.

Officers responded about 9:30 a.m. to 2106 E. 6th St., the listed address of a shuttered drug rehab facility. According to authorities, the property owner had gone to check on the building and seen what appeared to be a bomb inside the doorway. The Jacksonville Air Force Base emergency ordinance detachment examined the torpedo-like device and determined it was safe.

Authorities learned that a second person who uses the building had been storing the device there, along with other military-style items. He reportedly said he plans to use the items for a museum exhibit.

No injuries were reported.



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