Posted: 6:23 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Homeless men find bomb, stop attack in New Jersey

A train conductor stands outside of a NJ Transit train
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By HotTopics.tv

ELIZABETH, N.J. —

Two homeless men are being called heroes after finding a bomb over the weekend, potentially saving lives.

Lee Parker and Ivan White spotted a brand new backpack near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey over the weekend. They picked it up and looked inside to find something suspicious.

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"I said, 'We need to go to the police station right now because this is a bomb,'" Parker told WABC. "It wasn't the cartoon bomb with a tick-tock tick-tock clock but it had wires. I had seen enough pictures of pipe bombs and different devices in books, magazines. I knew what I was looking at as soon as I saw it."

The men say they were just looking out for their community, just like any other citizen would.

"Hero? No. I wouldn't go that far. I was doing the right thing," sad Parker.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Parker and White. So far, the page has raised more than $22,000, surpassing its $10,000 goal.

 
 

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