MILLBROOK, AL (WSFA) - The Millbrook Police Department says it is working to find out who placed two potentially explosive devices inside a residential home.
According to Chief P.K. Johnson, on Sunday around 2:09 p.m. officers responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Englenook Road after a report that a possible explosive device had been found. When officers arrived at the residence, a man told them he was cleaning his piano when he found what appeared to be an explosive device inside.
Officers viewed the device, which appeared to be legitimate, and began securing the residence and evacuating the neighboring homes, Johnson says.
Explosive technicians from the Montgomery Police Department and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency responded to the home, located the devices and removed them. The remainder of the home was checked but no other devices were found. All physical evidence was then preserved and collected for testing and identification.
Evidence suggests the devices were designed to cause physical injury or death when detonated. Investigators have questioned the resident and an acquaintance present at the time the device was recovered, Johnson says.
"This case is somewhat unique, in that the complainant could for all practical purposes end up being a suspect or defendant in this case," Johnson said. That being stated; he did in fact call and report that he'd found the devices in his home and requested assistance. We will conduct a thorough investigation and once we've examined all the facts and evidence in this case, if we can determine who is responsible for their construction or determine who actually had physical possession of those devices, we will aggressively pursue felony criminal charges against those individuals. We do not need those kinds of devices in our City."
No other information related to this incident has been released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.