Lincoln Fire and Rescue were called to 343 'B' Street after, they say an evicted resident left an incendiary device in the home.
Crews were called to the area just before 7 a.m. Wednesday. 1011 spoke with Maintenance Manager Spencer Tolbert who said he found the device and called emergency crews.
"I saw black or brown liquid in big bottles and I saw trash all over the floor. When I opened the closet door there was something in there. I opened the door there were 3 wires. It looked like a bomb to me. I didn't know what it was and so I contacted police," said Tolbert.
Lincoln Fire Chief Investigator Bill Moody says the former resident constructed a device that was designed to start a fire in the home.
Moody says fire officials took x-rays of the device to see if the components inside matched those of an incendiary device. After officials determined the design had all the components of an incendiary device a bomb tech geared up and went in to disassemble the device.
"Frankly it was a bad design. I don't think it would have functioned as designed. That's one reason we were able to take it apart by hand," said Moody.