HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – Hutchinson police are investigating after officers found a homemade explosive device behind a bar.
Sgt. Eric Buller says officers went to Gold Diggers bar after receiving a report of an explosion Sunday afternoon. He says the bar was evacuated as police and fire officials tried to determine what happened.
The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/1ptpNv2 ) investigators determined the explosion occurred in a fenced-in area behind the bar that has a seating area and a fire pit.
Buller says officers later found a device that included a couple of pipes welded to a metal base. Gunpowder had been poured and on the device and then ignited.
Officers dismantled the device. No injuries were reported.
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