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Greece man accused of detonating pipe bomb in backyard

Police say there is no danger to the public. (WHAM photo)

GREECE, N.Y. (WHAM) - A Greece man has been arrested, accused of detonating an IED, also known as a pipe bomb, in his backyard on Ridgewood Road.

37-year-old Justin Gibbs is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Police say a minor child was at the house at the time the bomb was detonated. No one was injured.

Gibbs was arraigned at the Greece Justice Court and is being held on $200,000 cash / $400,000 bond.

Ridgewood Road was closed for hours Saturday, while police investigated.

No injuries were reported.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Hazardous Device disposal team and the Ridge Road Fire Department also assisted in the investigation.


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