Deputies use pellet gun to defuse 'Drano bomb'
PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they defused a "Drano bomb" that was placed in the driveway of a Prairieville home on Sunday morning.
The homemade bomb, made using a plastic soda bottle, the drain cleaning product Drano and other elements, was detonated by a deputy who shot a pellet gun at the device. The release of the pressure caused a small explosion in the driveway when it was hit, according to an Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson.
The owner of the residence said he saw the device on his property on Saturday night, but did not inspect it or contact authorities until Sunday morning.
Investigators said there have been no other reports of similar bombs in the area. An APSO spokesperson advised the public to contact their dispatch number at (225) 621-8300 if anyone finds a similar device.
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