LANCASTER, Pa. — Police say a device found near a Pennsylvania apartment building looked like a bomb and “contained materials that warranted its destruction.”

A bomb squad safely destroyed the object Monday in Lancaster Township. Manheim Township police described it as a metal can with a clock mounted to it. They say it was consistent with an explosive device.

Investigators are analyzing the remnants of the object. Police have not definitively said if it was explosive, noting that it is still early in the investigation.

No one was injured. Police are still searching for the person who left the device.

A maintenance worker for the apartment complex noticed the device along a road and reported it to authorities.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.