UPDATE 9/3 8:40 PM: The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office says the “pipe bomb” found yesterday is most commonly used for “blast fishing,” which is fishing involving an explosive device.
The sheriff’s office doesn’t believe anyone was targeted. It appears it rolled out of a car.
UPDATE (9/3) — The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office released new information on the pipe bomb found at a Wilmer grocery store Monday night.
The sheriff’s office says they responded to a report of a possible bomb at the DJ’s Grocery at 4:45 p.m. located at 116 Moffett Road. The bomb was described to the sheriff’s office as a piece of PVC pipe, 6-7 inches long, about 3 inches in diameter, had caps on both ends and contained duct tape and a fuse.
The sheriff’s office says they immediately called the Mobile Police Department for their Explosives Unit. The EOD unit detonated the bomb on location.
MCSO is asking the public if you have any information to please call 251-574-8633. You may also report anonymously to www.mobileso.com/crimetips/.
WILMER, Ala. (WKRG) — A bomb has been found at DJ’s Grocery in Wilmer Monday evening. The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office says it was a PVC pipe bomb.
The MCSO Explosive Unit detonated the bomb. No one was hurt.
An employee from DJ’s Grocery told News 5 the bomb squad was called out around 5 p.m.
News 5’s Dana Winter talked to the owner of DJ’s off-camera. He said a customer saw something strange near the store owner’s truck. He described it as a PVC pipe with two caps on the end of it. It turned out fireworks were inside of it.
When the sheriff’s office detonated the device, there was a small explosion. The entire event was caught on surveillance video. It has been turned over to the MCSO.