Pipe bomb discovered in Marshfield

MARSHFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A bomb was discovered on a busy Massachusetts road on Sunday.

The pipe bomb was found in the town of Marshfield along the south eastern coast of the state.

The bomb was found on Ocean Street.

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The state fire marshal’s office said the pipe bomb exploded when police performed diagnostic tests on it while trying to disrupt it Sunday evening. A spokeswoman says the pipe bomb was sensitive to shock and friction. It’s now a criminal investigation.

No threats were made to the town in the hours leading up to the device’s discovery.

Marshfield residents are being told to be on high alert tonight.

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