VIDEO UPDATE: Bomb Squad Detonates Live Pipe Bomb

By: Lauren Squires Email
By: Lauren Squires Email

Police confirm the Omaha Bomb Squad detonated a live PVC pipe bomb in a city park Tuesday night.

Responders were called out to Seymour Smith Park, near 72nd & Harrison, around 4:30 p.m. Police say they found the pipe bomb in a wooded area, located near the skate park.

Bomb Squad technicians set up a 300 foot perimeter and detonated the bomb shortly after 6:00 p.m.

They say no matter what the device turns out to be, it's always treated as dangerous.

"It's a long walk, a long lonely walk when you go down on these devices, mentally you feel like as you're walking it's a draw bridge going down because you don't know what you're walking into," said Aaron Gurzich.

At this point, it's unclear how the bomb ended up in the park.


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