Suspicious device found near Phoenix condos was pipe bomb

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Phoenix police officers are investigating after a maintenance worker reportedly found a suspicious device at an apartment complex. By Catherine Holland Phoenix police officers are investigating after a maintenance worker reportedly found a suspicious device at an apartment complex. By Catherine Holland
Phoenix police officers are investigating after a maintenance worker reportedly found a suspicious device at an apartment complex. By Catherine Holland Phoenix police officers are investigating after a maintenance worker reportedly found a suspicious device at an apartment complex. By Catherine Holland
Phoenix police officers are investigating after a maintenance worker reportedly found a suspicious device at an apartment complex. By Catherine Holland Phoenix police officers are investigating after a maintenance worker reportedly found a suspicious device at an apartment complex. By Catherine Holland
Phoenix police officers are investigating after a maintenance worker reportedly found a suspicious device at an apartment complex. By Catherine Holland Phoenix police officers are investigating after a maintenance worker reportedly found a suspicious device at an apartment complex. By Catherine Holland
Phoenix police officers are investigating after a maintenance worker reportedly found a suspicious device at an apartment complex. By Catherine Holland Phoenix police officers are investigating after a maintenance worker reportedly found a suspicious device at an apartment complex. By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police officers are investigating after a maintenance worker found a suspicious device in a condominium complex Thursday morning.

The suspicious device was found at approximately 8:30 a.m. Thursday near 35th and Laurie Lane, which is between Northern and Dunlap avenues.

The maintenance worker reportedly picked up the device and moved it away from some units so it wouldn't hurt anyone.

A bomb squad was called to the scene and the device was determined to be a pipe bomb.

Phoenix police Officer Luis Samudio said the device was a PVC pipe wrapped in plastic with a shoelace attached to it. He said there was an explosive filler inside.

Sgt. Chuck Mount with the Phoenix police bomb squad said the pipe bomb did not detonate. He said that a small explosion that was heard was a device used to remotely open up pipe bombs.

Investigators are trying to determine who put it in the courtyard of the complex.

No one was evacuated, but residents were informed about the incident.