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Bomb Scare Closes Limerick Intersection

The object was determined to be safe early Saturday morning.

A bomb scare occurred in Limerick on Saturday.
A bomb scare occurred in Limerick on Saturday.

Limerick Township Police believe an object that caused a bomb scare at the intersection of Township Line Road and Ridge Pike on Friday night was likely a homemade water filter.

According to an eyewitness, the intersection was closed off around 11 p.m. and a bomb squad, identified by Limerick Police as the Montgomery County Bomb Squad, sent a robot to pick up an unidentified object near the “Welcome to Limerick” sign and took it into the field next to Walgreens on Ridge Pike to examine it.

Limerick Township Police Chief William Albany said police received a call about a  decide that looked like a pipe bomb, and it was rendered safe by the MC Bomb Squad; it is being examined by the bomb squad and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).

“At this time we believe it may be a homemade water filter,” said Albany. “It was not a bomb.”

LP-SC December 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM
Are you sure this was Sat/Sun and not Fri/Sat? I was routed around that entire intersection (through Target's lot) at that time. Incident reports were for "EMS Special Service" and the scanner was reporting a special tactical unit that was asking if the perimeter had been secured. That was just shortly after midnight Saturday morning.
Brittany Tressler (Editor) December 31, 2013 at 10:29 AM
The report I got, and had confirmed, was Dec. 28 - but I'll make sure.

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