On the 16th, a portion of the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest was closed when forest service workers found a pipe bomb.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says Forest Service workers found a metal pipe bomb near some trees while conducting a survey Monday along a forest road west of the community of Forest Lakes.
The forest area was closed for about six-hours to allow the Flagstaff Police Department bomb personnel to remove the device and search the area.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Lurkins says the pipe bomb was next to a tree and there apparently had been a failed attempt to detonate it. There is no indication how long the device was there.