A bomb squad on Thursday deactivated a homemade bomb that had been found on a street.
The device consisted of wires and D-cell batteries bound in masking tape with an electrical timer and explosive material in a small jar. It was found between two parked cars in the 8350 block of Amsterdam Drive.
As a precaution, police asked residents in about six homes to evacuate.
A fire engine and two ambulances waited at the scene as a small robot picked up the bomb and partially disassembled it.
"It looked pretty scary. It didn't look like something you would want to mess with," added Scott Harnden, 29, one of about 60 residents--some toting binoculars--who filled the street to watch as Chris Weare of the county bomb squad unit gingerly finished disassembling the device about 5:10 p.m.