Hazmat team removes bomb from dead man’s home
by Lindsay Field
May 01, 2013 12:13 AM | 4680 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SMYRNA — The Cobb County Bomb Squad spent almost five hours Monday determining whether a bomb found in a dead man’s home off Paces Ferry Road in Smyrna was a danger to area residents.

Officer Mike Bowman with Cobb Police said they received a call at about 4:30 p.m. from someone cleaning out the home.

They told 911 dispatchers that something resembling a bomb was found.

The house is located in the 3700 block of Tynemoore Trace inside the Paces Ferry Park subdivision.

“My understanding is that (the bomb) was inside a safe,” Bowman said.

The bomb squad and hazmat team were called to the scene, and homes were evacuated within about half a mile of the area.

The entrance of the subdivision also was blocked.

At about 11:30 p.m., Bowman said the bomb squad removed the device safely from the residence, transported it to a secure location and discarded of the bomb using a counter charge.

Homeowners in the area were able to return to their homes shortly before midnight.

Bowman said he did not know the specific size or type of bomb.
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