PORTLAND -- A bomb squad was called in after an "improvised explosive device" was found near a Southeast Portland church Tuesday, police said.
Police were called just after 10:30 a.m. to the report of a suspicious device near a dumpster outside the Montavilla United Methodist Church, at 232 SE 80th Ave., said Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson.
Officers at the scene called in a bomb squad and the device was destroyed just after noon, Simpson said.
There were no evacuations and no injuries were reported.
Portland Fire & Rescue's arson squad is now leading the investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and ATF agents are helping search for a suspect.