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Additional charges

Published November 10. 2015 04:00PM

A Lansford man wanted in connection with the discovery of a pipe bomb over the weekend has been charged by borough police for an Oct. 3 incident.

Kenneth Conklin Jr., 41, 226 W. Abbott St., faces charges of being a habitual offender, driving under suspension and driving without a license.

Police are still looking for Conklin.

Carbon County 911 dispatchers late Friday issued a "be on the lookout" for Conklin, who was believed to have stolen a 1993 Camaro and was said to have threatened to shoot at police if confronted.

At about 4 p.m. Saturday, borough police were called to the home of Conklin's girlfriend, Heather Conklin, after she discovered a homemade explosive device in their home.

She told police Conklin had left the pipe bomb in the house.

Police called the Allentown Fire Department bomb squad, which disarmed the pipe bomb at about 10 p.m., according to patrolman Shawn Nunemacher.

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Carbon County Emergency Management Agency and borough fire police also responded to the home.

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