The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department’s Bomb Squad successfully rendered safe what appeared to be explosive devices found in a District Heights home. The Bomb Squad was requested at about 3:00 pm, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, after a real estate agent came across what appeared to be 2 pipe bombs in the basement area of a vacant home in the 5800 block of Kentucky Avenue.
After the successful disruption of the devices, components were documented and collected as evidence. A substance inside the devices will be taken to a laboratory to determine if it is explosive.
The investigation into the device and who may be responsible for the construction, transportation and placing device in the house is open and on-going.