Friday, April 09, 2010

Mailbox-Bomb Suspect Arrested in Texas

People in East Texas are breathing a bit easier today after authorities announced the arrest of a suspect accused of possession of a pipe bomb.

Federal authorities will detail their case against Larry Gene North of Henderson today, the Associated Press reports.

An indictment filed in federal court mentions only one case of possessing a bomb March 23 -- the same day an apparent pipe bomb was found in a mailbox in a small town near Tyler.

At least 16 explosive devices or lookalikes have turned up in East Texas mailboxes. None has blown up and no one has been injured, the AP says.

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