Possible Pipe Bomb Found In Arlington, Streets Closed

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Arlington County police officers have disrupted a potential pipe bomb found inside of a vehicle during a traffic stop in the 100 block of South Highland Street.

A metal pipe with caps on each end was discovered during the stop Sunday afternoon and a portion of South Highland Street out of caution, authorities say.

A man was found with drug paraphernalia inside the car, an Arlington County Fire spokesperson tells WNEW.

Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck says officers pulled over the vehicle on South Highland Street around 4:20 p.m. A 63-year-old New York man was taken into custody for questioning. Police did not immediately release his name.

Fire officials and bomb squad technicians investigated potentially explosive device. Authorities were unable to rule out the possibility the pipe was an explosive after deploying a robot to examine the device.

Bomb technicians then disrupted the device inside the car according to fire officials. The all-clear has since been sounded.

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