Laramie, Wy – Authorities safely detonated a suspected
pipe bomb found in Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis.
Thermopolis Police Chief Jim Weisbeck says tourists spotted the
suspicious looking device near a boat ramp in the park Tuesday.
Weisbeck says the device had three pieces of copper tubing that
were capped and held together with duct tape. A nearby public
swimming pool was evacuated.
A bomb disposal unit from Natrona County blew up the device, and
its remains will be studied by the state crime lab.
The Thermopolis incident comes less than a week after a suspected pipe bomb caused the evacuation of the Grand Teton
National Park visitor's center.