North Carolina police evacuated local businesses after finding several suspicious incendiary devices near a Baptist church and a county building.
BREVARD, NC – North Carolina police evacuated local businesses Sunday after they found several suspicious incendiary devices near a Baptist church and county building.
Police in Brevard, a city of about 7,500 in western North Carolina, said they received a call around 10:30 a.m. for a report of the devices near Brevard First Baptist Church and the Service Building Transilvania County Community.
When officers responded, they found several small devices that had not detonated, police said in a news release.
The area was cordoned off and local establishments were evacuated as a precaution, police said. There were no injuries.
City Council member Geraldine Dinkins said she was saddened by the discovery of the devices in Brevard, which she called a “united community.”
“This is really an act of cowardice, and Brevard is better than that,” he said.
Police said they are working with the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the FBI and ATF to investigate.
No other information was immediately provided.