What appeared to be a pipe bomb was found underneath the pickup of a Dodge resident on Wednesday, Oct. 24…
BY JENNIFER KOCHER
Dunn County Herald
Posted October 26, 2012
What appeared to be a pipe bomb was found underneath the pickup of a Dodge resident on Wednesday, Oct. 24, leading to the evacuation of three people on the east side of town and the closure of Highway 22 for over three hours. The owner of the pickup called the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office around 12:30 p.m. after he discovered a suspicious bomb-like device underneath his vehicle, which was parked in the family’s driveway.
A bomb squad from Bismarck responded on the scene with a robotic device that safely removed the bomb. According to Dunn County Sheriff Deputy Ron Krivoruchka, there was no damage and it was unclear whether or not the device had detonated. There are are no suspects at present but a full investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is currently underway.
The incident itself was a huge eye opener for many Dodge residents, who had never experienced a crime of this nature in their community.
“We were made aware that things like this can happen in a small community and we need to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior,” said Dodge Mayor Leonard Streifel. “We need to keep our eyes open. Things have changed.”