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Explosive device found at sewage treatment in Evarts


Kentucky State Police's Hazardous Device Team is investigating the discovery of an improvised explosive device (IED) in Harlan County.

Authorities said around 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, a man was near the sewage plant in Evarts when he noticed something that appeared to be a bomb.

The man notified a maintenance worker, who then told police. Kentucky State Police and Hazardous Device Team responded to the scene.

WYMT is told the device is indeed an IED and a bomb unit has already safely detonated it.

Police have not said where the IED came from or if anyone is going to be charged.

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