Owasso Police: Device Found In Apartment Complex Dumpster Not An Explosive
OWASSO, Oklahoma - Owasso Police evacuated a section of the Greens Apartments after discovering what appeared to be a large pipe bomb in a trash dumpster Friday morning.
The Tulsa Police Department's bomb squad was called to the complex and determined the device was not an explosive, but rather a launching device. That is similar to an explosive device but lacks an accelerant, according to Lieutenant Nick Boatman with the Owasso Police Department.
Deputy Police Chief Jason Woodruff said a resident found the device in the dumpster at about 7 a.m. and called police.
Police evacuated eight apartment buildings near the dumpster as a precaution. Residents were moved to the complex's clubhouse.
Boatman said in light of recent incidents in Owasso, an alert neighbor called officers in after seeing something that looked suspicious.
The Greens are located in the 13600 block of East 84th Street North.
Police reopened the complex after TPD's bomb squad determined the device would not explode.