(ReliableNews.org) – Controversy continues to rage regarding the highly contested 2020 general elections. State legislatures are working aggressively to draft new laws to prevent future problems, particularly with the rise in mail-in balloting.
However, state assembly members can’t remove the threat of acts of domestic terrorism. Such was the case in Ankeny, Iowa. Police officers were called to the Lakeside Center regarding the discovery of a suspicious device on Tuesday morning, March 2.
Update: @AnkenyPolice responded to a call at the Lakeside Center re: a suspicious device that appeared to be a pipe bomb. Ankeny PD worked w/ the State Fire Marshal, ATF & FBI offices to make the device safe. The Lakeside Center has reopened. View details: https://t.co/iuMozWx6p9 pic.twitter.com/IW8NEmwLuy
— City of Ankeny (@CityOfAnkeny) March 2, 2021
The center was being used as a polling location for a local special election when the suspected pipe bomb was found. Police quickly established a perimeter and officers from the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s office arrived on the scene, along with agents working for the ATF and the FBI. The device was identified as a live pipe bomb and disabled by a technician working for the Fire Marshal’s office.
There has been no other pipe bombs or devices found or reported in the city.
Anyone with any information about this pipe bomb in encouraged to call the Ankeny Police Department at (515) 289-5240 or Polk Co. Dispatch at (515) 286-3333. #Ankenylakeshore @IowaDPS @ATFKansasCity
— Ankeny Police (@AnkenyPolice) March 3, 2021
The Ankeny Police Department launched an investigation into the incident. Anyone with any information regarding the pipe bomb is encouraged to contact local law enforcement, the Iowa Department of Public Safety, or the Kansas City office of the ATF.
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