Allegheny County’s bomb squad was called in to detonate a pipe bomb found next to a natural gas pipeline in Buffalo Township, Allegheny County yesterday. More from the Post-Gazette:
A contractor working on a natural gas pipeline in Washington County on Monday afternoon unearthed a pipe bomb that was detonated by the Allegheny County bomb squad.
“One of our contractor’s employees found a small pipe device on a right-of-way” where a pipeline is being constructed near Rural Valley Road in Buffalo, said Sandra James, director of corporate communications for National Fuel Supply Corp.
Police characterized the device as a “live pipe bomb” that could have caused a catastrophe.
Ms. James said police later scoured the pipeline route with bomb-sniffing dogs but could find no other devices.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call state police at 724-223-5200.
StateImpact Pennsylvania has reached out to Allegheny County authorities, as well as National Fuel Supply. We’ll have more information on this later today.