Historic City News has learned that on Sunday morning, a suspected homemade pipe bomb was discovered near the carousel in Davenport Park on San Marco Avenue.
It was found by the owner of the carousel in the park, not very far away from his merry-go-round.
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was called in to investigate and disarm the suspected incindiary device as city police secured the area.
The bomb squad technicians retrieved, secured and disposed of the item that looked like a pipe bomb. The item was later determined not to be an explosive device.
A search of the park was completed and the park reopened.
St. Augustine Police report they are investigating the incident and trying to determine if surveillance video might shed some light on who may have put this item in an area frequented by many children.