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LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA & KINGMAN POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: June 8, 2015
Release No.: 2015-32
National Park Service, 702-283-2344
Kingman Police Department, 928-753-2191 x8163
3 PIPE BOMBS DISCOVERED, MADE SAFE AT LAKE MOHAVE
LAKE MOHAVE, Arizona – Three pipe bombs were discovered underwater in Lake Mohave and were made safe without incident June. 8.
Around 2 p.m. June 7, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communications Center received a call from a visitor who reported seeing two suspicious looking pipes in the water near Turkey Cove south of Katherine Landing on Lake Mohave.
As a precaution for visitor safety, the National Park Service temporarily closed the area.
June 8, National Park Service employees and support assets from Hoover Dam Police searched the area and located the three devices. The Kingman Police Department and Arizona Department of Public Safety Bomb Squad Technicians utilized a disruptor to render the devices safe. The contents of the pipe bomb are still under investigation.
After a thorough search, responders believe all of the devices have been recovered. The area has reopened.
“The visitor did the right thing in reporting these suspicious items,” said Mark Hnat, deputy chief ranger, Lake Mead National Recreation Area. “If you see something suspicious, it’s important to report it, so together we can keep our park safe.”
National Park Service rangers and the Kingman Police Department are investigating the incident. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms has been notified.