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Originally published: 2013-06-13 12:05:15
Last modified: 2013-06-13 12:06:07

Officials find homemade explosive device in Boone

by Staff Reports

Boone Fire Department personnel performing routine fire hydrant maintenance on June 11 observed a suspicious object lying near a fire hydrant on Lady Slipper Lane, Boone. 

Boone Police, Fire, and the Wilkes County Sheriff's Office E.O.D. / Bomb Squad responded to the scene.

It was determined that the object was a homemade explosive device.  The device was rendered safe and turned over to the bomb squad for disposal.  

The investigation into this incident continues.