Suspected Pipe Bombs Found in Canton
A juvenile is in custody.
Suspected explosive devices have been found at 119 Woodbury Lane in Canton's River Green subdivision, and a juvenile is in custody, authorities with the Canton Police Department said today.
"There were several devices that appear to be pipe bombs inside the residence," assistant police chief Todd Vande Zande said.
Just before 1 p.m., a juvenile in a red T-shirt was placed in the back of a Canton Police squad car, and a couple drove off in a white truck.
The home, according to the Cherokee County Tax Assessor's Office, belongs to Brian K. Howell and Sandra M. Howell.
Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are assisting. A GBI van is parked outside the home, and a beige van is parked in the driveway.
The Canton Fire Department is in a staging area off Woodbury Road.
"We got here around 8:30, 9 o'clock," Canton Fire Chief Dean Floyd said.
While officials said "the necessary safety precautions are being taken," Floyd said he didn't know if evacuations had occurred.
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