June 17, 2021

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Salem police find inactive pipe bombs in vehicle during traffic stop

ALSO BREAKING TONIGHT IN SALEM, TWO PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY ON UNRELATED CHARGES AFTER POLICE FOUND THREE PIPE BOMBS IN A CAR DURING A TRAFFIC STOP. THE STATE POLICE BOMB SQUAD DETERMINED THE PIPE BOMBS WERE INACTIVE. THE AREA WAS CLOSED FOR SE

Salem police find inactive pipe bombs in vehicle during traffic stop


Salem police found three inactive pipe bombs in an SUV while making a traffic stop Friday evening, officials said. Police made the stop about 5:20 p.m. on Pelham Road across from the Red Roof Inn. When officers noticed the apparent pipe bombs, they called in the state police bomb squad, said Salem police Capt. Jason Smith.Smith said the bomb squad X-rayed the devices and determined that there was no powder inside. About 8:30 p.m., they used a “disrupter device” to remove the caps from the inactive pipe bombs, Smith said.Three people were in the vehicle at the time, Smith said, and two were taken into custody on unrelated charges.Area businesses were evacuated during the incident, and that area of Pelham Road was closed for about three hours.

Salem police found three inactive pipe bombs in an SUV while making a traffic stop Friday evening, officials said.

Police made the stop about 5:20 p.m. on Pelham Road across from the Red Roof Inn. When officers noticed the apparent pipe bombs, they called in the state police bomb squad, said Salem police Capt. Jason Smith.

Smith said the bomb squad X-rayed the devices and determined that there was no powder inside. About 8:30 p.m., they used a “disrupter device” to remove the caps from the inactive pipe bombs, Smith said.

Three people were in the vehicle at the time, Smith said, and two were taken into custody on unrelated charges.

Area businesses were evacuated during the incident, and that area of Pelham Road was closed for about three hours.