Caller tells Ithaca PD that pipe bomb was discovered in closet of new apartment

The Ithaca Police Department was called to the 400 block of West State Street for the report of a suspicious package.

The call came in around 4:30 pm on Wednesday, in which a caller stated that after moving into an apartment – he noticed a device that looked like a pipe bomb in a closet.

After speaking with a friend about it, he called law enforcement on Wednesday, asking for authorities to investigate the device.

Police say a Bomb Squad from the Endicott Police Department responded and removed the device.

Police also said that the device was transported to a secure location where it was interrupted and rendered safe.

They say no charges have been filed at this time.

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