An 18-inch pipe bomb was discovered behind a Catholic church in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.
Members of the city’s bomb squad arrived at St. Dominic Parish after a passerby found a PVC pipe with capped ends and black powder around 1:40 p.m. Sunday.
Law enforcement offices shut down the streets surrounding the church building while the bomb squad worked to remove the suspected bomb, which was taken back to headquarters.
No injuries were reported.
The bomb scare came one day after Los Angeles Bishop David O’Connell was fatally shot Saturday.
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O’Connell, known to those in his community as a “peacemaker,” was reportedly found with a gunshot wound to his torso. The tragic incident unfolded around 1 p.m. in Hacienda Heights. The bishop was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 69-year-old priest’s death is being investigated by deputies of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office as a homicide with the individual or individuals responsible for his fatality still at large.
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