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Bomb and arson unit called after possible pipe bombs found in vacant home

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

The police department's bomb and arson unit was called to a home in the Northland after a landlord said he found what he believes to be explosive devices inside a vacant home.

Police were called to the home at Northeast 52nd Street and North Baxter Avenue about 1:30 p.m.

The man who owns the property spoke to KCTV5 and told our crew his father died seven months ago and the house sat empty until some people started hanging out in the vacant home. He called the city to remove them and that's when a city worker found what appeared to be meth-making materials as well as a possible explosive.

Officers arrived to survey the situation and decided to section off the house and call their bomb and arson unit.

About 4:30 p.m. the bomb and arson squad along with all other patrol units had left the scene. Police officials said they safely removed something from inside the home and took it with them.

The home's owner returned to the property afterwards with a new lock. He says he hopes the new lock keeps people from sneaking back inside.

No evacuations were ordered on neighboring homes.

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