Police dismantle suspected pipe bomb at Indiana truck stop

| 8/8/2006

Tensions are returning to normal levels today at an Indiana truck stop, the day after a bomb squad detonated a suspected pipe bomb.

According to local CBS affiliate WISH-TV in Indianapolis, the Delaware County Sheriff's Department bomb squad was called Monday to the Flying J Truck Stop near the junction of Interstate 70 and State Road 3, after a truck stop employee noticed what appeared to be a small bomb a few feet from the station's diesel pumps.

The bomb squad evacuated about 50 employees and customers and closed the surrounding roads – including Interstate 70 – while the device was being detonated.

No other explosive devices were found in the area, and police are still examining surveillance footage for clues as to where the device came from, a spokesperson for the sheriff's department told the media.

A spokeswoman for the truck stop chose not to comment on the incident to Land Line . A call to the sheriff's department was not returned as of press time.