Possible pipe bomb found in parking lot off Highway 14

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A possible pipe bomb was found in the parking lot off Highway 14 in front of the Sakura Japanese restaurant, according to Lake Charles and State Police.

State Police say the object was a 6-inch piece of PVC pipe, measuring 2-inches in diameter and had end caps.

State Police rendered the device safe and no explosives were found in the pipe or the building.

A follow-up investigation will be conducted by Lake Charles Police.

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