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Hand Cannon

Posted on 30th September 2016 at 08:57

The Portland Police Bomb Squad confirms that a device found yesterday at Willow Grove Park was a relatively harmless “hand cannon,” not a pipe bomb, as was first thought. Maintenance workers were out at the park yesterday morning, and one of the workers reported finding a small pipe in a trash can, with a burnt fuse coming out of one end. The Bomb Squad came up and disposed of the device, which was determined to be a very short piece of 2-inch pipe, which was uncapped on one end. They say that devices like this are not dangerous on their own, and are more like “noisemakers.” The Sheriff’s Office says that there did not appear to be any ill intent connected to this device, which someone simply threw in the trash can.