TRIPwire, 14 October 2022
On 11 October 2022, at approximately 1924 hours local time, Labette County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Parsons Police Department officers responded to West Main Street following reports of a suspicious vehicle driving through the area. Authorities discovered a pipe bomb described as a “metal pipe approximately 3 inches in length with a metal cap on one side and tape on the other” in a backpack after stopping and searching three suspects. Kansas Highway Patrol Bomb Squad technicians responded to assist and removed the device. Two suspects were arrested and face multiple charges. The investigation is ongoing.