REHOBOTH, R.I. (AP) – Investigators are working to determine who left a pipe bomb at the intersection of Hornbine Road and Spring Street in Rehoboth.

The Providence Journal reported Sunday that the bomb was spotted by a motorist who ran over it without detonating it while traveling on Hornbine Road early Saturday.

Chief Stephen Enos tells the newspaper that the driver called emergency officials who closed the road. Residents of two nearby houses were advised of the situation but were not evacuated.

The state police bomb squad confirmed that the pipe bomb was genuine and they detonated it at the scene.

Enos says investigators have collected remnants of the bomb and are studying the pieces in an effort to nab those responsible.

No one was injured during the incident.


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