Pipe bomb discovered along Merrimack River in Concord

Last modified: 9/9/2015 1:31:01 AM
A steel pipe bomb was recovered Monday along the Merrimack River in Concord, the police said.

Lt. Tim O’Malley said on Tuesday that a man fishing along the western bank between the Sewalls Falls and Second Street boat launches noticed the device about 2:40 p.m. Concord fire and police officials responded, and the state bomb squad was later called in to remove it. No one was injured.

O’Malley said the device appeared to have been there for some time. The tape on it had faded, there were signs of rust, and it may have been embedded in the sand. A fuse was attached, O’Malley said.

“It wasn’t something dropped there in the past week,” he said.

An investigation is pending.

The police have asked anyone with information about the device and its origin to contact them at 226-3100, or submit a tip online, atconcordregionalcrimeline.com, or by texting TIP234 and a message to CRIMES (274637). All submissions are anonymous.


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