A pipe bomb was removed from Arkansas City after someone took the device to police, officials said.
A person who was cleaning a rental property found a pipe bomb and brought it to police at around 2 p.m. Friday when the person did not know what to do with it, the Arkansas City Police Department said in a Facebook post. The area around City Hall was evacuated.
The device consisted of a metal pipe with one end sealed and a cap on the other end, Arkansas City officials said on Facebook. The pipe had a fuse. The bomb was left under a bomb blanket on the ground outside the police department.
A Wichita police bomb squad put the pipe in a case and loaded it onto a dump truck full of sand at around 5:30 p.m., officials said. The device was taken to an undisclosed location for detonation.