Authorities are investigating the discovery of a pipe bomb in a roadway near Mason City. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s office was called by Mason City resident Stuart Nelson shortly before 9:30 A.M. Sunday after seeing the bomb which was lying in the intersection.

Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Kevin Pals isn’t releasing any details about the bomb, but says the investigation continues. The pipe bomb was defused by Mike Keefe of the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Pals warns everyone that if they come upon an item resembling a bomb that they should contact authorities as soon as possible and not touch the item.