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News : Livingston County investigates "mailbox bomb"
Posted by Tom on 2013/1/24 8:19:59 (333 reads) News by the same author

LIvingston County Sheriff Steve Cox, in an update to a story reported earlier this week, says at least "one person" has been identified as a possible suspect stemming from an investigation into recent burglaries in the northwestern part of the county, where multiple firearms have been stolen from two residences.

The Sheriff's Department is attempting to recover the firearms, and they are strongly considering turning the information over to the U.S. Attorney's Office for federal prosecution. Cox said officers are hopeful the primary suspect makes the right choice in helping law enforcement return some or all of the firearms to the owners. The investigation continues.

The office has also began an investigation of the property damage and a weapons offense at a location on LIV 506. Sheriff Cox said an unknown person/s made a "chemical reaction bomb" and placed it in the mailbox, which was subsequently destroyed in the explosion. Cox stated these types of weapons are very dangerous and can be lethal. Investigation into this incident continues. The office has pictures available that show the condition of the mailbox after the explosion. A soda bottle was used to contain the chemicals for the bomb.

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