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Man arrested in connection to pipe bomb found

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Posted at 3:30 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 17:11:39-04

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – Surrounding neighborhoods, and one elementary school, were put on precaution after a bomb squad was called to investigate a suspicious device nearby.

The Tulsa bomb squad was called to assist the Bartlesville Police Dept. after the device was found on a bench along Pathfinder Parkway.

Officials on scene determined the package appeared to possibly be a pipe bomb and then began to safely detonate the object.

After the small package was properly detonated, authorities worked to locate a possible suspect. They eventually were able to find a suspect, Ryan Beck, and after interviewing the person, crews became nervous there could be additional packages in the area, as per authorities.

The ATF and Tulsa Bomb Squad went to a location connected to the suspect and searched for evidence of any other dangerous packages.

During the search, which was near the 3100 block of southeast Debbie Lane, Bartlesville police blocked off the street and alerted neighbors in the area, including nearby elementary school: Wayside Elementary.

Authorities say the Tulsa Bomb Squad was able to take any other suspicious packages and safely detonate them in a field nearby.

No injuries were reported and no threats were made relating to the incident. Currently, the ATF is still investigating the situation.