3 homes evacuated after police find homemade explosive device

Posted at 8:33 PM, Jul 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-13 22:33:17-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah – Three homes have been evacuated after a homemade explosive device was found inside a West Jordan home Saturday.

Officer Ian Adams, West Jordan Police Department, said a homeowner contacted police Saturday afternoon and asked for help evicting some of his tenants.

When police arrived at the home, located at 9166 South Targhee Drive, they found drugs and a homemade explosive device.

Adams said three nearby homes have been evacuated. As of 8 p.m., he said authorities are waiting to obtain a search warrant before sending a bomb squad into the home.

We will have more information as it becomes available.