A Kentucky truck stop was evacuated over the weekend when an explosive device was discovered inside a trash can outside of the building.
Kentucky State Police received a call about a potential explosive device at the Pilot Travel Center in Pendleton on Sunday, May 27, just after 2:30 p.m. A truck stop employee discovered what was thought to be a six inch pipe bomb in a trash can outside of the facility.
After deeming the device to be a legitimate threat, the truck stop was evacuated.
A KSP Hazardous Device Unit was dispatched to the scene to neutralize the device.
The device was rendered secure around 5:30 p.m. and the Pilot Travel Center was reopened around 6:15 p.m.
Kentucky State Police are investigating the incident as a “Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction” felony. They have collected surveillance footage and have interviewed witnesses on the scene.
No arrests have been made.