COLUMBUS, Ind. — A Kentucky man was arrested after a pipe bomb was located inside a vehicle Tuesday afternoon in Columbus.
Columbus police officers responded to the 700 block of 13th Street around noon in regards to a possible explosive device located in a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers found what appeared to be a pipe bomb inside the car and contacted the CPD Bomb Squad for assistance.
Officers later arrested Jorden L. Perry, 32, of Whitley City, Kentucky, and was arrested on a charge of possession of a destructive device.
Officers blocked off the 1300 block of Sycamore Street and Pearl Street while members of the Bomb Squad assessed the explosive device. A member of the CPD Bomb Squad later removed the device from the vehicle, and the explosive device was escorted by public safety personnel to an off-site location.
CPD later said the device went off while the bomb squad was handling it. No injuries were reported.
Police say they were made aware of the pipe bomb after someone in the neighborhood called it into police after seeing what they thought was a suspicious device sitting in a vehicle.
It’s still unclear how the bomb ended up in the vehicle or why the suspect put it there.