Neighbors unnerved by bomb find in south FargoFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A scary find for crews cleaning out a south Fargo apartment garage: A homemade bomb made from a Pringles potato chip can. It had gun powder and beebee pellets inside. No one was injured when crews found it Wednesday morning in the 3100 block of 33rd Street South. People living in the South Fargo area where the bomb was found are shaken.
A scary find for crews cleaning out a south Fargo apartment garage: A homemade bomb made from a Pringles potato chip can. It had gun powder and beebee pellets inside. No one was injured when crews found it Wednesday morning in the 3100 block of 33rd Street South.
The people assigned to that particular garage had already moved out of their apartment. Police are now trying to track them down. Owning or manufacturing a bomb is illegal at the local, state and federal level.
Lt. Joel Vettel – Fargo Police Department: “And again it was a bomb that was designed to be lighted by a fuse so the threat to even people cleaning it out was probably minimal, but there's always the risk of again an accidental fire.”
Vettel says it doesn't appear the bomb maker was targeting anyone in particular.
People living in the South Fargo area where the bomb was found are shaken.
Bruce Williams – South Fargo: "Anybody that wants to kill you or hurt, they'll find a way."
It's a threat Bruce Williams and his wife Mary didn't expect to encounter in their new South Fargo community.
Bruce Williams: "It doesn't make me feel comfortable."
Hanna Salcheider – South Fargo: "It’s not something that makes me wanna just walk outside in the middle of the night."
College student Hannah Salscheider also lives near the location where the homemade bomb was found.
Hannah Salscheider: "But the fact that those materials are out there for anybody to use to their own disposal. It's definitely something that everyone needs to be aware of.
You can find the materials needed to make a Pringles bomb at your local hardware store or online. And learning how to create one is just as easy. I Googled “Pringles bomb” and directions pop up within seconds. Despite the bomb threat, the Williams say they still feel safe in their new home.
Bruce Williams: "I knew there'd be more crime in a place like this but if you watch the news Fargo is comparatively safe."
Safe, but not immune from danger. Fargo Police say if you see a suspicious device, don't hesitate to call authorities. Police say it’s not uncommon for police to receive calls regarding possible bomb sightings. But it’s rare for them to come across actual bombs.