Pipe bomb detonated outside Gray, TN home

GRAY, TN (WJHL) — A bomb squad detonated a pipe bomb outside a Gray, TN home Friday night.

Around 4:15 p.m., a maintenance man working at a vacant mobile home called 9-1-1 after finding what he thought was a pipe bomb.

Several agencies responded to the mobile home park including the Johnson City Explosive Ordinance Division.

“It’s a vacant mobile home it hasn’t been rented in about a month for what I understand, so the maintenance man was here doing some cleaning and repairs when he found the device,” Sgt. John Foister of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

Washington County, TN Sheriff’s Lt. Lee Cross told News Channel 11 that two devices were detonated, one of which was in fact a pipe bomb.

The trailer is located on Captains Road just off Oak Grove Road near Highway 36.

A neighbor told News Channel 11 the most recent occupants of the mobile home had been evicted.

William Dunfey has lived in the neighborhood for two years now, he said this news was shocking.

“After work, I showed up here and fire trucks and everything were around the house,” Dunfey said. “It scared me because I’ve got an eight year old son and there’s a ton of kids that run up and down here.”

No one was injured.  Crews left the scene, but the investigation was on-going Friday night.

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