Friday, April 02, 2010

Explosive Devices Found In Mailboxes

CBS News is reporting, "At least 17 devices ranging from pipe bombs and Molotov cocktails to 'hangman style' nooses, have been found in United States Postal Service collection boxes and mailboxes since March 9 of this year.

"They are just the latest in a terrifying series of homemade devices found in East Texas post office boxes over the past several months," according to an article on the CBS Evening News website.

Emily Rand, an Associate Producer of the CBS News Investigative Unit in New York writes, "The investigation is ongoing, but officials say the construction of the devices indicate the incidents are connected."

"So far none of the devices have detonated and all have been safely disabled. Although several devices have been active, bomb squads have determined others to be hoaxes," Emily reports.

Anyone with information regarding suspicious activity around blue collection boxes or the person(s) responsible for these acts can contact the Postal Inspection Service's East Texas Tip Line at 817-359-2719, or the toll-free number, 877-876-245, option 2.

Shown above, member of the bomb Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) bomb squad removes explosive device from collection box in front of a Texas post office.

To read the article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM