Authorities: Pipe bomb found on railroad tracks in Griffith

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GRIFFITH, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a crudely made pipe bomb has been safely removed from a set of railroad tracks in northwest Indiana.

Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives spokesman Thomas Ahern says the pipe bomb was spotted in Griffith by Canadian National Railway employees Monday morning. The (Munster) Times reports an all-clear was given around 1:30 p.m. after the device was removed by Porter County officials.

Ahern says the bomb is believed to be an isolated incident, and that authorities had no suspects. He says the pipe bomb wasn’t very sophisticated, and the agency plans to analyze it. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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