Small bomb found on southern Ill. railroad tracks

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Madison County authorities say a bomb found along rural railroad tracks in in southwestern Illinois has been deactivated without injury.

The Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1aHtngV ) reports that Norfolk Southern Railroad workers notified sheriff’s deputies after finding the bomb Monday near Edwardsville.

A bomb-disposal unit with the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office was summoned and deactivated the device made from a small, barbecue grill-type propane tank attached to several flares. The device was turned over to Norfolk Southern for investigation.

Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman says the device probably wouldn’t have done a lot of damage.

Chapman says the railroad track is used only by freight trains.

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Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com

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