Bomb Squad Responds To ‘Pipe Bomb’ Left Near Railroad

DETROIT (WWJ) – The all clear has been given after a suspected pipe bomb was found near a set of train tracks on Detroit’s southwest side.

The discovery was made early Wednesday morning at the Norfolk Southern rail yard near Schaefer Road and Fort Street, just west of I-75 and south of the Rouge River Bridge.

Streets surrounding the area were blocked off and citizens were warned to stay back as a bomb squad and HAZMAT team investigated the situation.

Reporting live from the scene, WWJ’s Ron Dewey said officials determined the suspicious item was actually just some sort of metal tube, perhaps a commonly used grease gun, which posed no danger to the public.

No injuries were reported.

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