Suspicious device found on Ohio R. barge blown up – by The Associated Press

UTICA, IND. — Southern Indiana authorities have detonated a “suspicious device” found on an Ohio river barge that tuned out to harmless.

Utica Town Marshal Charles Reven tells the (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal ( ) that members of an Indiana State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal team blew it up Monday evening and found it wasn’t a pipe bomb as initially suspected.  

He says a Mount Vernon Barge Services employee cleaning up the barge had brought the item ashore, not knowing what it was.

Utica is about 10 miles north of Louisville.
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2 thoughts on “Suspicious device found on Ohio R. barge blown up

  1. How long will these idiots run around blowing up “suspicious devices” before they realize they’re being used as fools to make bogus headlines?

    They probably blew up someone’s lunch box, but that’s one reason to make sure you only hire morons for police forces.

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