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Bomb squad safely disables explosive in Harrison

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 14, 2012 at 8:28 a.m.

— A bomb squad safely disabled a pipe bomb after evacuating Harrison's City Hall as a precaution.

Authorities say a woman found the device in her home Thursday and brought it to the police department, which is adjacent to City Hall. The Harrison Daily Times reports a bomb squad from Bentonville was called in to disable the device.

City Hall was evacuated as a precaution and employees were sent home for the day.

Bomb technician Michael Meadors says the bomb squad used a water cannon to blow apart the device. Meadors says the explosive was a PVC pipe filled with gunpowder and surrounded by pellets that would have created shrapnel if it had exploded.

Authorities say the woman said the device belonged to a previous resident of her home.

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JIMBOB47 says... December 14, 2012 at 8:37 a.m.

And the 'previous resident' is....??

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