Police in Newport City, Vermont, have arrested three people in connection with a pipe bomb threat that shut down Route 5 for several hours over the weekend.
Police say a witness saw three men leave a house with the explosive device, and police stopped the men a short time later Saturday night. Route 5 was closed until the state police bomb squad said it was safe reopen the road at about 10:30 p.m.
WCAX-TV says 23-three-old Cody Macfarlane, 24-year-old Nathaniel Chaffee and 24-year-old Jonathan Glover, all of Newport, were taken into custody for possession of a destructive device.
They remained jailed Sunday and weren't available for comment.
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