The University of Georgia Police explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team was called to the home of Barrow County commissioner Eva Elder on Friday after a suspected explosive device was found in her yard.
Elder confirmed that one of her family members located the device but did not wish to comment further on the incident at this time.
The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office responded to Elder’s home, located in the 1300 block of Ernest Elder Road. After assessing the situation, the Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the University of Georgia Police EOD team. According to a spokesman for the University of Georgia Police Department, a “possible military ordnance” was located and subsequently disposed of by the team. The spokesperson could not confirm what type of ordnance was located.
Barrow County Emergency Services also responded to the scene. Engine 1, Med 1, Battalion 1 and deputy chief Bryan Bullock were dispatched to assist with efforts to remove the ordnance.
Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith said there is no indication at this point that the device was specifically intended for Elder.