MONACA (AP) — Police in Beaver County say a pipe bomb-like device found by a 3-year-old girl could have exploded.
Monaca Police Chief Bill Petures said that whoever created the device had “negative intentions” and that it wasn’t some type of firework, the Beaver County Times reported Tuesday.
The Allegheny County Bomb Squad was called after the girl found the device Monday afternoon while playing on a lawn. She carried it to her father, and residents were evacuated from the apartment building. The 12-inch-long device was wrapped in duct tape and was filled with an incendiary substance.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.