by Jack Davis
A pipe bomb was discovered Sunday in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia.
The device was found behind St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, on the 8500 block of Frankford Avenue, according to WTXF-TV.
A set of train tracks also runs behind the church that serves both freight and passenger traffic.
The pipe bomb was about 18 inches long, according to WTXF.
Police said that a passerby found the bomb and notified authorities.
The bomb was a piece of PVC pipe with both ends capped. Police said it appeared to have black power on it.
The Philadelphia Police Bomb Squad responded and closed down the road by the church.
The pipe bomb was taken back to police headquarters, according to WPVI-TV.
There was no official theory as to why the pipe bomb was placed there. Two major, but differing, opinions emerged.
Newsweek noted that multiple social media posts debated a possible link or perhaps a copycat to the Ohio train derailment that led to a toxic cloud over East Palestine, Ohio, earlier this month.
Can previous train derailments in past 2 weeks including the one in Ohio might be some terrorist activities?👇👇👇 https://t.co/YSi9XIGYl4— AYDOGAN VATANDAS (@aydogan29) February 20, 2023
Some have suggested that the East Palestine deraiment was an act of sabotage, and others have linked the massive increase in fires and explosions at food processing and other plants across America in the padt 18 months.
CBS News reported the Ohio train was apparently on fire prior to the derailment:
Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance told WFMJ that his Ohio office has received reports of sabotage from residents:
“Many questions remain unanswered about the quality of the braking system used, the durability of the repair parts in the trains and the Transportation Department’s regulatory approach to our nation’s rail system. Aside from this incident, there is a troubling trend of catastrophic infrastructure problems in our country, and more than a few reports of sabotage. My office will be investigating these concerns in the weeks to come,” Vance said.
It is rather surprising that this story is missing from major news networks today.