Improvised “bomb” found off I-80 in western Pennsylvania

30 October 2007: An improvised explosive device in the form of a plastic bottle filled with an unidentified liquid, with batteries and wires attached as a potential ignition source was found by PennDot workers just off of Interstate 80 eastbound at exit 62 near Clarion, Pennsylvania, yesterday. The batteries were attached to the bottle using duct tape and wires to hold the batteries. When attempts to detonate the device failed, it was flown by Pennsylvania State Police to the crime lab in Harrisburg for further analysis. Attempts are being made to identify potential suspects from the device components and conduct an analysis of the explosive. The exit ramp from Interstate 80 eastbound at exit 62 was closed from approximately 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. while the explosive was undergoing field analysis.