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Device Detonated After Traffic Stop In Lafayette

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Posted at 8:33 AM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 09:33:29-04

A device had to be safely detonated after authorities discovered what they say appeared to be a pipe bomb during a traffic stop in Macon County. 

Officials with the Lafayette Police Department confirmed that an officer pulled over a car around 10:30 p.m. Monday for an expired registration.

The driver and passenger, whose names were not released, allegedly displayed signs of impairment.

The officer was given permission to search the vehicle and found a device on the passenger side floorboard.

Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team took it to a safe area and detonated it.

No additional details were known.