Investigation continues after ‘incendiary devices’ found near Brevard church

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BREVARD, NC (WSPA) – Police said they are continuing to pursue leads after multiple small incendiary devices were found Sunday morning near a Brevard church.

According to the Brevard Police Department, officers were called to the area of East Morgan Street and Gaston Street near the First Baptist Church of Brevard and the Transylvania County Community Services Building around 10:30am for report of multiple suspicious devices.

“When we expanded our perimeter, we found pieces of other devices very similar in nature that had detonated. We are not actually sure when that happened but that was at the Transylvania County Community Services Building,” said Brevard Deputy Chief, Tom Jordan.

Officers found several small devices which had not detonated.

Brevard Police said some of the devices detonated but they do not know how many.

Police evacuated businesses nearby as a precaution. No injuries were reported.

“We’re confident we’ve retrieved any device that would have been potentially harmful to anyone,” said Jordan.

Investigators said they have eliminated several leads but continue to pursue other tips.

A security team at a nearby church is being credited for tipping police off to suspicious activity. One of the members noticed strange activity on their security cameras. When they went outside, they found the device with smoke coming out of it.

No arrests have been made in the case.

The FBI, ATF, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Transylvania County at 828-862-7463.

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