Bomb squad removes suspicious device from car wash

ST. GEORGE — A suspicious device, possibly a pipe bomb, was removed from a car wash office in St. George Saturday.

A Washington County Bomb Squad technician removes a suspicious device from the office of the Ultra Car Wash, St. George, Utah, Jan. 2, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A Washington County Bomb Squad technician removes a suspicious device from the office of the Ultra Car Wash, St. George, Utah, Jan. 2, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

The St. George Fire Department was dispatched to the Ultra Car Wash at 766 S. River Road just after 10 a.m.

“A car wash employee showed up to work today,” St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said. “They found a metal device attached to the door of the car wash. Upon further investigation it was determined the device was an explosive device and the bomb squad came out and recovered it.”

St. George Police and the Washington County Bomb Squad also were called at that point. A bomb squad technician removed the device just after noon and placed it in a blast-proof box for removal.

It is unknown if the device was actually an explosive or not.

“We don’t know the contents of it right now,” Triplett said, “Everything, from what we can determine, appears to be an explosive device.”

The bomb squad removed the device for further examination and disposal.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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6 Comments

  • debbie January 2, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    i sure wish he’d a used a robot for that. no use in takin chances. i hope st. george HAS a robot.. if not.. time for a community fundraiser! smh how someone say’s to theirself.. “think i’m going into this field for a livin” is beyond me.. they really need to get paid well.. just sayin.

    • IDIOT COMMENTERS January 2, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      wow deb, this is one of ur most coherent comments yet

  • Bowlinggreen123 January 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    “it was determined the device was an explosive device” “It is unknown if the device was actually an explosive or not”
    “We don’t know the contents of it right now,” Triplett said, “Everything, from what we can determine, appears to be an explosive device.”

    What are you or they trying to say????

  • .... January 3, 2016 at 6:59 am

    It was probably put there by some scumbag from Mesa

  • ladybugavenger January 3, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Was it a bomb or not?

  • .... January 4, 2016 at 6:11 am

    It was a box of Book of Mormon and nobody wanted it

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