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Pipe bombs removed from Pinellas Park mobile home park

A maintenance worker found two devices buried in the ground. The Tampa Police Department bomb squad took care of them.
Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
Published Jan. 1

PINELLAS PARK — Two “pipe bomb style devices” were discovered Tuesday afternoon behind a mobile home, according to Pinellas Park police.

The incident took place at about 4:20 p.m. at the Sunny Rest Mobile Home Park at 3920 78th St. N. A maintenance worker found the devices while working behind a mobile home Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Officers arrived and found the two devices buried about three feet in the ground, according to Pinellas Park police. The agency called in the Tampa Police Department bomb squad, which officials said removed the devices from the property.

Police found no other explosive devices in the area. Police said the two devices appeared to have been buried behind the mobile home for a long time.

The investigation is continuing. Police did not say if the devices were set off or how they were disposed of. No other information about the incident was released by police.

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