(Natural News) The Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) is investigating the discovery of an 18-inch pipe bomb, or explosive device, near railroad tracks in the northeastern Philadelphia neighborhood of Holmesburg.
The discovery comes after train derailments shook the country after these supposed accidents released hazardous and cancerous chemicals into the local environments, particularly in Ohio. (Related: ANOTHER ONE: Norfolk Southern train with one car carrying hazardous chemicals CRASHES outside Detroit.)
The PPD found the explosive device on Sunday, Feb. 19, at around 1:30 p.m., behind St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Holmesburg. Google Maps images of the area show that there is a rail line behind the church’s massive cemetery, and that the area is right next to an elementary school.
PPD officials who spoke with local media outlets noted that a passerby found the pipe bomb and that the device was made with a PVC pipe filled with black powder and with capped ends.
Police immediately responded by shutting down a nearby road and calling in the Philadelphia Police Bomb Squad to safely take the pipe bomb away. They further noted that the device is now under analysis and bomb techs are working to disassemble it.
Pipe bomb could have endangered rail line
Father Edward T. Kearns, the parish priest of St. Dominic Church, noted that he does not believe the pipe bomb was directed at the church or against Catholics. More likely, he believes the person who placed the pipe bomb there was attempting to target the rail line itself.
“I don’t think it was in connection to us,” said Kearns. “It was behind us, not on our property, [but] on the other side of the railroad tracks.” Kearns noted that, if the pipe bomb hadn’t been a dud, it would have directly threatened the freight line that ran behind the church and the wider impact that would have caused following the catastrophic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
“With other railroad-related ‘accidents’ around the nation, some people are starting to believe these are not ‘accidents’ but rather a well-planned attack upon America,” wrote Hal Turner on his website. “A bomb would certainly qualify. The fact that it was apparently placed on freight railroad tracks lends credence to the notion that we are being attacked from within.”
Many other locals are deeply concerned about the discovery, including Alan Serge, who lives across from the church’s cemetery and school and whose neighbor made the discovery. He noted that the pipe bomb was found within walking distance from his front porch.
“My neighbor always takes his dog every day for a walk in the graveyard and he said he saw something that looks like a PVC pipe with two ends on it. He touched it and he moved it out of the walkway and he said, ‘Oh God, that looks like a pipe bomb.’ So, he called 911,” said Serge. “It’s pretty scary. I mean, I’m not letting my kids go over there. I know that. That’s for a fact.”
Brian Boedecker, another Holmesburg resident who has lived in the area for over 20 years, noted that he has never heard of anything like this happening in his neighborhood. “There are many things, but not pipe bombs, no,” he said, adding that he is now very worried for his children.
“We used to be okay with, like just monitoring them inside, letting them play out here and run in and out of the house. But when stuff like this is going on, hey, you never know.”
Learn more about the recent spate of train derailments in the United States at Collapse.news.
Watch this episode of the “Health Ranger Report” discussing how the pattern of so-called “accidents” in American railway points to a deliberate sabotage operation by foreign actors.
This video is from the Health Ranger Report channel on Brighteon.com.
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