State police detonate fake pipe bomb at Maine church

The state police bomb squad used a remote-controlled robot to investigate

By Ryan McLaughlin 
Bangor Daily News

OAKLAND, Maine — The Maine State Police Bomb Squad detonated what turned out to be a fake pipe bomb at an Oakland church on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Oakland police Capt. Rick Stubbert said a passer-by alerted police at 9:15 Wednesday morning. The device was found on the steps of St. Theresa's Catholic Church.

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