By Kaylee Lindenmuth
BRANDONVILLE - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, along with a Pennsylvania State Police Bomb Squad assisted East Union Township Police after explosive devices were discovered on a suspicious vehicle call Wednesday evening.
According to officers, around 9:00pm, police investigated reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area of the Pumping Station Dam near Brandonville.
Officers discovered two adults and two juveniles in a vehicle, with a plastic toolbox, which, upon initial examination, contained a powder substance in multiple bottles and bags.
Officers returned to the 10 East Elm Street police station in Sheppton with the toolbox, which were discovered to contain two fused devices.
At that point, township police requested the assistance of the ATF and state police in dealing with the two devices, one of which resembled a pipe bomb.
Officers were advised to secure the area until troopers and ATF agents arrived, at which point a bomb squad robot was used to secure the devices, while Sheppton-Oneida firefighters were on stand-by.
The devices were then taken to an unknown location in the township and detonated in a controlled implosion.
According to police, a joint investigation will be conducted by East Union police, the ATF, and the State Police.
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