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Police activity at UA Huntsville shooting suspect’s home

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – Investigators descended on home of Amy Bishop Anderson and her husband, around 9:00 a.m. Friday morning to serve a search warrant. A suspicious device found inside prompted much more investigating.

This comes at the one month anniversary of the U-A Huntsville shootings. Dr. Amy Bishop is accused of killing 3 colleagues and injuring three more.

A robot was sent inside the home of Dr. Amy Bishop Anderson and her husband, Jim followed by a boom that rippled through the south Huntsville neighborhood.

"There was a loud boom," said neighbor Conrad Thomas. "It sounded like a small explosive device, like a bomb."

The sound shook neighbors in the community with more commotion coming from the Bishop-Anderson home. As a precaution and Bomb Squad procedure, people in the homes next door the Bishop-Anderson household were evacuated and the bomb squad was dispatched with the aid of a robot to handle it.

"They used a robot to take it to a safe place and they detonated it," said Huntsville Police Department Major Crimes Unit Supervisor, John Turis. "There was no bomb making materials, nothing suspicious it just happened to be a piece of PVC pipe."

It was clear, investigators walked out with items seized. WAFF 48's Margo tried talking to Amy's husband Jim Anderson who was inside the home during the investigation but no one came to the door.

Amy Bishop's attorney, Roy Miller, said Jim Anderson told him officers seized a computer and a video camera in the process.

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