Federal agencies investigating downtown Springfield pipe bomb

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SPRINGFIELD - A Secretary of State Police bomb squad disabled a pipe bomb after it was found outside of a downtown Springfield restaurant, and now federal agencies are investigating the incident.

The bomb squad used a high-powered water cannon to disable the pipe bomb shortly after its discovery on Monday.  Authorities say the explosives-filled pipe was seven inches long, about an inch in diameter, had caps on both ends, and weighed about three-quarters of a pound.

The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives collected samples of soil and debris left after the bomb was dismantled.

On Tuesday, Springfield Police Deputy Chief Dan Mounce said that police have no suspects or motive, and that surveillance video from the area is being reviewed.

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