Leader

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

East Windsor, Conn. -Bombs found

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • East Windsor, Conn. -Bombs found

    EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) - Two bombs made from chemicals and
    soda bottles were found inside a mailbox in the Broad Brook section
    of town, causing authorities on Monday to worry about others being
    planted.
    No one was injured. The bottles were to be brought to the state
    Department of Public Health laboratory in Hartford on Tuesday
    morning for testing to determine what chemicals were used.
    Health officials believe the chemical used was lye, also called
    sodium hydroxide, a caustic substance often used in drain cleaners.
    Officials said the chemical is common in industry and in high
    school laboratories.
    Officials from the state Department of Environmental Protection
    said chemical reactions apparently had already occurred when a
    woman found the bottles while checking her mail over the weekend.
    No one was injured.
    "The bottles built up enough pressure that the caps popped off
    the bottles and blew the lid off the mailbox," said Brian
    Emanuelson of the DEP. "It could have caused someone to go blind.
    It could have caused severe chemical burns."
    Natalie Bancroft found the two bottles inside her mailbox on
    Miller Road Sunday and put them on the ground, not knowing that
    they were potentially dangerous. She called police after noticing a
    white residue inside the mailbox on Monday.
    "I opened up the door to the mailbox and I saw all this white
    substance," Bancroft said.
    Police were trying to determine who planted the bombs.
    "It appears to be a totally random thing, which concerns us,"
    East Windsor police Sgt. R. Jay Drolett said. "If they did it to
    one person randomly, there could be more of them out there."
    East Windsor Detective Matthew Carl added, "This particular
    bomb was definitely designed to cause some serious physical
    injuries and some problems for somebody. So I would say this is a
    little more than just a prank."
    The bomb squad, Postal Service police and FBI were also called
    to the scene Monday.
    Police were asking residents in the area to use extreme caution
    and stand to one side when opening their mailboxes.
    "It's just a sad thing to have happen to anybody, really, that
    you have to even question what's in your mailbox," Bancroft said.
    Police in Southington are investigating the explosion of three
    "bottle bombs" at the town's high school on Friday.
    An 18-year-old student faces felony charges after police said he
    set off the bomb in Southington High School Friday morning as a a
    prank.
    Police say Michael Fortin put dry ice in plastic soda bottles
    and placed them around the school. When three of them exploded,
    police, the fire department, the state police bomb squad and FBI
    agents were called to the scene.
    After the first explosion, the school was put in lockdown.
    A teacher standing near a bottle bomb suffered an eardrum
    injury. The teacher was treated and released from a hospital
    Friday, officials said.

    (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

300x600 Ad Unit (In-View)

Collapse

Upper 300x250

Collapse

Taboola

Collapse

Leader

Collapse
Working...
X