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Close call: Pipe bombs nearly thrown in fire

Deputies say the devices were pipe bombs. Deputies say the devices were pipe bombs.

Several Liberty Eylau residents were evacuated from their homes Thursday afternoon after 2 pipe bombs were discovered at a home on Tomahawk Road.

The man who found the device tells KSLA News 12 that he had just gotten home from serving 3 months in jail and was cleaning up around the property when he came across it. "I was cleaning up, picking up trash, and I was headed to the fire with it, and I just happened to look in the bag and that was what was in the bag. So I am glad I didn't throw it in the fire."

He called deputies, who came in to check it out. A bomb squad from Bossier City was called in to assist. Another device was found a short time later.

It's a good thing the man didn't thrown them in the fire, according to Bowie County Sheriff James Prince. "These particular instruments I was told could have been very potentially dangerous I was told and could have caused harm up to 30 feet or better."

Sheriff Prince says they could not tell immediately how long the devices had been there. The pieces of the pipe bombs that survived detonation will be sent to a crime lab for further evaluation.

Those that were evacuated were allowed to return to their homes just after 6 p.m.

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