2 pipe bombs found near Grape Road in Mishawaka

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU) - Mishawaka police evacuated the area around Grape Road and Indian Ridge Boulevard after two pipe bombs were found Monday morning.

The devices were found in the 5700 block of Grape Road near the McDonald's.

Indian Ridge Boulevard was blocked between Grape Road and Main Street as the two devices were destroyed.

"It's nothing we deal with on a normal basis, so it's better to be on the safe side. Do more than you have to," Mishawaka Police Chief Ken Witowski said.

The road was re-opened shortly after 11 a.m.

One person, working near where the bombs were found, explains what he was told during and after he was evacuated.

"The landlord came running into the building and said the bomb squad was going to be there and we knew we were going to get evacuated," Dan said.

Mishawaka police, South Bend police and bomb squad, and the ATF responded to the scene. Officers safely destroyed the bombs and say they are continuing to investigate.

Last week, three suspected explosive devices were found in Elkhart and Marshall counties.