Explosive device found near Hutchinson bar

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HUTCHINSON, Kansas (AP) – Hutchinson police are investigating after officers found a homemade explosive device behind a bar.

Sgt. Eric Buller says officers went to Gold Diggers bar after receiving a report of an explosion Sunday afternoon. He says the bar was evacuated as police and fire officials tried to determine what happened.

The Hutchinson News reports investigators determined the explosion occurred in a fenced-in area behind the bar that has a seating area and a fire pit.

Buller says officers later found a device that included a couple of pipes welded to a metal base. Gunpowder had been poured and on the device and then ignited.

Officers dismantled the device. No injuries were reported.

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