Partially diassembled pipe bomb found in Kenai residence

Police received a call reporting what appeared to be a pipe bomb in a residence on Alder Avenue.

The Kenai Police Department identified and safely recovered a partially disassembled pipe bomb from a house in the Woodlands Subdivision in Kenai on Wednesday.

Kenai Police Chief David Ross said that at about 9:30 a.m. his department received a call that someone had found what appeared to be a pipe bomb in a residence on Alder Avenue.

Kenai Police responded to the scene, and in coordination with bomb technicians from the Anchorage Police Department confirmed that the device in question was a pipe bomb that had been partially disassembled.

Ross said that his officers temporarily blocked the roadway to prevent traffic from passing the house and evacuated residents within a 300-foot radius “out of an abundance of caution” as they worked with technicians to remove the device.

Officers were able to safely remove the bomb parts from the residence. As of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Ross said the area had been cleared of police presence. Ross said that no arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

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