Jogger Carries Pipe Bomb Home, Thought it Was a Flashlight

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010  |  Updated 6:18 PM CDT
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Jogger Finds Pipebomb

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Jogger Finds Pipebomb

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms is investigating the discovery of a pipebomb found by a jogger in Fort Worth.
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A man jogging through east Fort Worth thought he found a treasure during his morning run, but it turned out to be a pipe bomb. 

The man thought he had stumbled across what he thought was a discarded flash light while jogging along Cooks Lane. He picked it his find and continued on his way.  

When the man arrived at home along the 7700 block of Randol Mill Road, he began disassembling the metal case.  It was then the man discovered what appeared to be a fuse and he notified the authorities.

The Fort Worth Bomb Squad was dispatched to the scene and is working with the device.

An arson investigator confirmed the device was a pipe bomb.

Traffic near Cooks Lane and Randol Mill Road north of Interstate 30 is being diverted and the area has been cordoned off.

The bomb was dismantled and the materials have been sent to a lab in San Francisco for analysis.

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms reported people are discovering pipe bombs with greater frequency and that agents have investigated several cases of pipe bombs found in southern and western Fort Worth.

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