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02/19/08- Longview

Possible Pipe Bomb Scare Evacuates Neighborhood

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms officers destroy a "suspicious" item in Longview that forced the evacuation of residents and several businesses for nearly three hours today. 

Police got a call from 85-year-old, Garrette Coppedge, claiming that a pipe with taped ends and a fuse was at the end of his driveway.

Coppedge tells KLTV 7 the suspicious item looked like a flashlight. Police quickly shut down Gilmer road between HWY 80 and Fairmont Rd.  Officials have yet to determine if the suspicious item was a bomb.

Tonight, all residents have been let back in their homes.

LaKecia Shockley, Reporting. lshockley@kltv.com


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