Pipe bombs located in home near body of Bay Village man; potentially dangerous chemicals triggered hazmat evacuations

Pipe bombs located in home near body of Bay Village man; potentially dangerous chemicals triggered hazmat evacuations
Police are investigating a hazmat situation after finding a dead man in an Arlington Circle residence. (Source: WOIO)

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio (WOIO) - Bay Village Police evacuated part of a neighborhood on Tuesday after finding a man’s body surrounded by hazardous materials in an Arlington Circle residence.

Pipe bombs located in home near body of Bay Village man

When officers arrived, they discovered the body of Stephen P. Gurley, 29, in an upstairs bedroom suffering from head trauma and surrounded by bomb making materials, according to Bay Village Police.

Several pipe bombs, including one that was live, were found in the man’s bedroom. The explosives were taken to the city’s service department where they were safely detonated.

Bay Village Press Release On February 18, 2020 at 12:58pm, Bay Village Police and Fire were dispatched to 30914...

Posted by Bay Village Police Department on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Westshore Enforcement Bureau Hazardous Devices Unit was dispatched to assist with area evacuations. The home was cleared by approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Investigators are still working to determine if the 29-year-old man’s fatal injuries were accidental or intentional.

The FBI, Ohio BCI, and numerous local law enforcement agencies assisted with Tuesday night’s investigation.

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