Pipe Bomb Discovered During Traffic Stop in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) — Investigators in Belleville want to know what a couple was planning to do with a pipe bomb.

The bomb, initially identified as a “explosive device”, was discovered during a search of a van that was pulled over on West Main in Belleville Wednesday night. A section of West Main was closed for several hours until the bomb could be safely detonated.

A man and a woman are in custody. There is not indication at this time of a possible motive.

Detective Karl Kraft credits the sharp-eyed, quick-thinking officer who uncovered the device.

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