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Pipe Bomb Put Near Pittsburgh Marathon

From Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate KDKA:

A robot with the Pittsburgh Bomb Squad returns after detonating a device outside the Greyhound Transportation Center during the Pittsburgh Marathon, Sunday, May 2, 2010.

Device Detonated Near Marathon Finish Line

May 2, 2010

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Runners in the Pittsburgh Marathon were detoured as they approached the finish due to a suspected pipe bomb near a bus station near the end of the course.

KDKA’s Bob Allen observed the bomb squad at the Greyhound bus station at 11th Street and Liberty Avenue.

Allen observed bomb squad personnel getting into their special made suits and a robot being moved into position.

One officer at the scene said that the device was a microwave with a pipe bomb inside. The microwave was in a white box near the entrance of the building.

However, Police Chief Nate Harper would only confirm that there were suspicious contents inside the microwave.

The device was detonated and Liberty Avenue and Grant Street had been blocked off.

Police are looking for who left the device at the location, but police are going to review the surveillance video from security cameras in the area.

Of course this is probably just a coincidence.

And it has nothing to do with the Pakistan Taliban’s recent threats to detonate bombs in cities across the United States.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 3rd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Pipe Bomb Put Near Pittsburgh Marathon”

  1. GL0120 says:

    I’m not sure where KDKA got their information but there was no pipe bomb or any other type of bomb.
    Someone did place a microwave oven with Ravioli (Pipe?) there but it wasn’t a bomb.
    From the Pittsburgh Tribune review – Suspected marathon bomb: microwave, ravioli

  2. proreason says:


  3. BillK says:

    Perhaps not a bomb, but as many suspect with the NYC case, I suspect very highly that we’re being probed to test for awareness and responses…

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