The Madison Police Department received information at approximately 12:15 today regarding a homeowner who had located suspicious, possibly explosive items in her residence on Woodland Drive in Madison, a release from the police department stated.

"Members of the Madison Police and Fire Departments responded and upon arrival and meeting with the resident observed three potentially explosive items resembling pipe bombs in the resident’s kitchen," the release stated. "The residence was evacuated along with residences adjacent to, behind, and across the street from the home."

The FBI and Clinton Bomb Squad were then called to the scene for their assistance, along with Pafford EMS as a precaution.

"Further interview with the homeowner determined she was cleaning out her garage when she observed what appeared to be the explosive devices. She secured the devices in a Styrofoam cooler moved them to the kitchen and contacted a family friend," the release stated. "The friend then contacted the police department."

At 1:55, the items were removed from the home and destroyed in a controlled detonation in the front yard.


"Persons living in the residence stated they had no prior knowledge of the items," police state. "One family member could not be interviewed as he had previously passed away approximately a year ago. The matter is being investigated further by the Madison Police Department with further assistance from the FBI, ATF and the Clinton Bomb Squad."

There were no injuries reported.