Pipe bomb removed from downtown Columbus vehicle

Edit: This story has been updated

Columbus police removed a pipe bomb from a vehicle in downtown Columbus Tuesday.

According to the Columbus Police Department, officers were called to the 700 block of 13th Street at about noon Tuesday on a report of a possible explosive device in a vehicle. Police discovered what appeared to be a pipe bomb inside the vehicle and the CPD Bomb Squad was called to the scene.

Lt Matt Harris with the police department explains that a crew was working in the area and a witness saw the device inside of a truck belonging to a worker. The CPD Bomb Squad was called to the scene.

Harris said the bomb squad found the device to be exceptionally volatile and it was safely detonated at a remote location. During the operation,  the 1300 blocks of Sycamore and Pearl Streets were blocked off for the safety of the public.

The device appears to have been homemade Harris said.


32-year-old Jorden L. Perry of Whitley City, Kentucky was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of a destructive device.

The incident remains under investigation.

Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department