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Mansfield Police Department Responds to Bomb Threat

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On Thursday evening, July 29, the Mansfield Police Department responded to a residence on Huntington Avenue after a homeowner located what he believed to be a bomb.

The Mansfield Police Department contacted the Department of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the Fort Smith Fire Department Bomb Squad unit was dispatched to the scene.

Mansfield Police Chief Wayne Robb stated that there were two devices, both constructed from PVC pipe. One was filled with black powder. Robb noted that the second device most likely also contained black powder, but it’s contents dissipated upon detonation. According to Chief Robb, both devices were rigged with fuses.

”It was determined by ATF that it was a homemade firework device,” stated Chief Robb. “We have coordinated with the Arkansas State Police to further investigate the evidence…There is no threat to the public’s safety.”

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the call.

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