Police recover explosive found at Randleman Reservoir
GREENSBORO — An improvised explosive device found at the Randleman Regional Reservoir on Thursday afternoon was safely removed, and “the dam was never in danger of being damaged from the IED,” according to a news release.
There were no injuries and no property damage.
Law enforcement officers searched the reservoir— which is closed this time of year to boaters and fisherman — for other suspicious devices. They are expected to search it again Friday to ensure the waters are safe, said Greensboro Police Chief Ken Miller.
At about 3 p.m., Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority officials were patrolling the Randleman Regional Reservoir northeast of the Randleman dam, when an officer saw an apparent IED at the shoreline.
The officer retrieved the device and notified the Randleman Police Department, who responded to the scene.
They requested the assistance of the Greensboro Police Department’s Hazardous Devices Team. The bomb teamgrabbed the device with the bomb robot, confirmed that it was an IED and cut it nearly in half at about 6 p.m., Miller said.
Other agencies that responded to the scene included: Level Cross Fire Department, Randleman Police Department, Randolph County EMS, Guilford County EMS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Do not pick up any package that appears suspicious or could be an IED, police advised. Immediately contact the nearest police department. Officers will ensure that only those with the proper equipment and training manage such incidents.
The investigation is ongoing.