Officials Find Makeshift Bomb on Railroad Tracks Near Edwardsville, Illinois

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Railroad officials called in the bombsquad after a makeshift bomb was found on the tracks near Edwardsville, Illinois near St. Louis.
FOX 2 reported:

Authorities with the Norfolk Southern railroad called in a suspicious object to the bomb squad at around noon on Monday. They found a 1.2lb propane tank with flares attached to it. The suspicious object was placed on the tracks near Highway 140 and Quercus Grove Road.

Investigators say that someone tried to detonate the bomb. They were unsuccessful in their attempt to detonate the propane canister.

Illinois Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad detonated the object on site. The area of track was already out service, but trains in the area were delayed from 12pm to roughly 4:30pm.

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