Explosive device found in Coos County forest

The state explosives unit destroyed the device.

Posted: Apr 12, 2021 5:37 PM

LAKESIDE, Ore. – An explosive device was found in the Elliott State Forest in the Lakeside area on Sunday, the Coos County Sheriff’s office said.

Someone was in the area with family when they came across a device that looked like a pipe bomb near milepost 2 on the 4000 line into the forest.

At about 12:30 p.m., deputies arrived to the scene and determined it appeared to be a live explosive device. The Oregon State Police Explosives Unit was called in from Central Point.

The area was secured, and state police arrived at about 4:30 p.m. The explosives unit destroyed the device.

If you find a similar or suspicious device, the sheriff’s office asks that you leave it in place and call the police. Improvised devices can be dangerous to move and come in many shapes and sizes.

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