Police Find IED Near Suburban Philly Amtrak Railroad Tracks

An improvised explosive device was found near Amtrak railroad tracks in suburban Philadelphia on Friday.
CBS Philly reported:

Chester police are urging vigilance after they found an improvised explosive device, this afternoon, near Amtrak and Septa railroad tracks and the Commodore Barry Bridge. 

Police say the device consisted of two bottles with a yellow liquid inside. They say one had a timer and wires attached by duct tape. 

The Westport News reported:

Police in suburban Philadelphia say an explosive device has been found in an alley between residential homes and a set of train tracks.

Chester police Chief Darren Alston says a passer-by found the device on Friday. He described it as a gallon-size sports drink container filled with gasoline. A timer was taped to the device, but it was not set.

Alston says city firefighters and the Delaware County bomb squad disabled the device.

Alston tells the Delaware County Daily Times that authorities are investigating all scenarios, from juvenile prank to terrorism.


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