Bomb squad destroys device found near midstate apartment building

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 17, 2018 3:12 AM

(Lancaster) -- Police say a device found near a Lancaster County apartment building looked like a bomb and "contained materials that warranted its destruction."

A bomb squad safely destroyed the object yesterday in Lancaster Township.

Manheim Township police described it as a metal can with a clock mounted to it. They say it was consistent with an explosive device.

Investigators are analyzing the remnants of the object.

Police have not definitively said if it was explosive, noting that it is still early in the investigation.

No one was injured and a search is underway for the person who left the device.

A maintenance worker for the apartment complex noticed the device along a road and reported it to authorities.

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