August 30, 2014
Two suspects were arrested in downtown Reno Saturday night in connection with what police say was a burglary plot using a pipe bomb.
The pipe bomb scare forced the closure of several downtown streets.
Reno police arrested the two at the National 9 hotel.
Officers believe they built a pipe bomb to be used in a commercial burglary.
30 year old Reno resident Regina Renee Williams and 38 year old Paul Anton Orth also of Reno are in custody facing various charges.
Both lanes of Virginia Street were closed off for several hours so experts could dismantle the pipe bomb.
No one was injured in the case.