Tuesday, February 15, 2011

FBI Takes Over Sparta Bank Bomb Investigation

Authorities in White County say the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now looking into an incident in which a woman unwittingly took a bomb into a bank without realizing what it was. Police in Sparta said the woman found a pipe bomb at her home -- but, apparently, didn't know what it was. So she took it with her to work Monday at the U.S. Bank building on Highway 111 to show to a police officer. Officers evacuated the building when they saw the device. The bomb squad later set off the device, and no one was hurt, but investigation is continuing.