October 20, 2014 10:40
On Saturday October 18, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded to the report of a tripwire device on a trail from the 4000 block of Northwest Thunder Crest Drive into Forest Park. The trail is described as "Firelane 3" on area maps.
The device was an improvised firearm with a pipe loaded with a shotgun shell. The device was connected to a tripwire across the trail. The tripwire was slack and it appeared that it had been tripped and the device was inoperable.
The device was safely removed by a bomb tech and taken as evidence. Officers spoke with some area residents and learned that the device may have been there since Tuesday but was not reported to police until Saturday.
There have been no instances of other items such