Suspected IED disabled in White County

Suspected IED disabled in White County
(Source: KAIT)

WHITE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Arkansas State Bomb Squad disabled a suspected homemade Improvised Explosive Device Monday in White County.

According to the White County Sheriff's Office, officials responded to Conway Road, which is between Bald Knob and Judsonia before noon Monday due to a suspicious device.

Michael Elder hauls waste tire to a recycling plant and he said he saw the device.

"I was told there was a big ding in it, like it fell off of a trailer or a truck," Elder said.

The bomb squad was called in and determined the device was a helium tank with a homemade fuse.

They were able to disable the device.

Authorities say there have been no other items found.

An investigation is ongoing, but they are not sure how the device ended up on a bridge on the road.

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