Police investigate a suspicious device near the Araby Trail in Palm Springs, Calif., February 16, 2021.

Police investigating ‘active pipe bomb’ found near trailhead in Palm Springs


Following the discovery of an active pipe bomb Tuesday evening in Palm Springs, authorities blocked off part of East Palm Canyon Drive and urged residents to avoid the area at Southridge Drive and Rim Road.

Palm Springs police Sgt. Marcus Litch said the department received a call just after 4:45 p.m. about the device, which was found near the Araby Trail parking lot off East Palm Canyon. 

“We came out and investigated and it appears to be a possible pipe bomb so we closed down the area and requested the (Riverside County) sheriff’s department’s hazardous device team to come out and take a look at it,” Litch said.

Authorities later described the device as a  “live and active” pipe bomb.



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