ACCORDING TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THE DEVICE WAS A REAL PIPE BOMB THAT DID NOT CONTAIN THE EXPLOSIVE CHARGE.
This photo is from roughly 250ft above the street, the truck(the ball on top of the flag pole) on the top of the American flag is a very appropriate symbol of what I was seeing.
Quiet at 0930hrs, normally heavy traffic
The news used tons of fuel raining down on us to cover the big story, all 3 local stations had their choppers lined up to get in for the best view so that all y'all in the toon could wonder what I was doing....
The 2 guys in the middle pointing, the one in the black shirt on the right is the one who called the cops and when I asked him a question about what he saw, he told me that he probably should not say anything to me. There was awkward silence for like 10 seconds and then I said, "Why?" He really did not have an answer...maybe he was thinking about is future 4 million.