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Ankeny police: Device found at polling place confirmed to be live pipe bomb

March 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Ankeny police said the Lakeside Center, a rental facility, has been evacuated after a suspicious device was found at the scene.

The Ankeny Police Department confirmed Tuesday evening that a suspicious device found at the Lakeside Center was a pipe bomb. The discovery of the pipe bomb resulted in the evacuation of the Lakeside Center, which was being used as a polling place for the city's special election. Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald said at approximately 9:25 a. m. , staff was alerted by a passerby that there was a suspicious device in the vicinity of the polling location.

Fitzgerald said Ankeny police were contacted, as well as the Secretary of State’s office was for protocols on how to proceed. At 12:12 p. m. , police said the area was safe and reopened Lakeside Center for voting.

ANKENY, Iowa —The Ankeny Police Department confirmed Tuesday evening that a suspicious device found at the Lakeside Center was a pipe bomb. The discovery of the pipe bomb resulted in the evacuation of the Lakeside Center, which was being used as a polling place for the city's special election.

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