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Bomb squad called to Huntsville apartment complex

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HPD and the FBI are now trying to locate the previous renters. HPD and the FBI are now trying to locate the previous renters.
The bomb squad had a robot on the scene of the investigation. The bomb squad had a robot on the scene of the investigation.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Huntsville Fire Department, HEMSI, and Huntsville Police responded the scene of a possible pipe bomb at Imperial Gardens Apartments.

The entire parking lot was blocked off, and tenants said they were told authorities were looking for pipe bombs.

Tenants were evacuated from the apartments around 5 p.m.

Huntsville Police confirmed the apartment they entered was vacated on Wednesday.

Police said the complex's maintenance crew was cleaning out a recently vacated unit when they uncovered what police are calling two explosive devices in a back bedroom closet.

The bomb squad detonated the devices without any problems, but the explosives caused quite a panic.

HPD and the FBI are now trying to locate the previous renters. It's unclear why they left the pipe bombs around.

After more than two hours, Huntsville Police opened the apartment complex back up to the residents.

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