KSP Investigates Incident Involving Hazardous Material Or Explosive In Henry County

Posted at 5:06 PM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 17:06:15-04

HENRY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Kentucky State Police are investigating an incident in which an improvised explosive device was discovered in a trash can at a Pilot Truck Stop on Pendleton Road. 

KSP said that on Sunday at 2:36 p.m., they received a call from the Pilot truck stop in Pendleton saying that an employee saw what appeared to be a six-inch pipe bomb in one of the exterior trash cans of the store. The building was evacuated and the perimeter of the building was secured. 

A KSP Hazardous Device Unit was dispatched to the scene and examined the item. They rendered the device safe at 5:34 p.m. 

At 6:12 p.m., the business reopened. 

Evidence was collected and surveillance footage was collected to be examined. KSP opened a case for “Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction”.

The case remains under investigation.