Bomb squad called to Taft Road for possible explosive device

An investigation continues into a possible explosive device that turned up late Friday afternoon on East Taft Road

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Department bomb squad was on the scene near Northern Boulevard after what was suspected to be a small pipe bomb was discovered under a vehicle.

Investigators say the pipe was breached open by the bomb squad, but the pipe was discovered to be empty. There were no explosives found and the item did not detonate on its own. The bomb squad then detonated the device in a contained explosion to dispose of the device as a precautionary measure.

The scene was near the Hiawatha Fastners company, which makes industrial grade hardware supplies.