Brandenton, Florida: Homes Evacuated Over Possible Pipe Bomb

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
October 16, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

At least eight homes were evacuated in Brandenton, Fla., after reports of a possible pipe bomb on Wednesday.

The bomb squad was called in and officials are dealing with a “potentially explosive device” at a home, said Micah Grimes with ABC News in Tampa.

A suspect was taken to custody.

Train traffic was also halted.

A photo was uploaded to Twitter showing a police robot investigating the scene.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.