Police sources: 18-inch pipe bomb found behind Holmesburg church, near railroad tracks
HOLMESBURG - Philadelphia police are investigating after a pipe bomb was reportedly discovered behind a church in Holmesburg.
Philadelphia police sources tell FOX 29 an 18-inch pipe bomb was found Sunday, just after 1:30 p.m., behind St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, on the 8500 block of Frankford Avenue, in Philadelphia's Holmesburg section.
Officials say a passerby found the pipe bomb, and noted it was a PVC pipe with capped ends and black powder on it.
Police shut down Frankford Ave., between Benson and Blakiston while the Philadelphia Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene.
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The bomb squad safely took the pipe bomb out of harm’s way.
No further details were released in the incident.