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Police investigating pipe bomb in Thurston County

THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. -- The bomb squad on Thursday detonated what appeared to be a pipe bomb found on a road south of Olympia.

According to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office, a public works employee noticed the suspicious device and reported it.

A stretch of 113th Ave. SW was closed while the Washington State Patrol bomb squad investigated. This is near the Cricket Field Airport.

Deputies said no residences in the area were threatened. The road was expected to be closed for several hours.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating.