Monday, September 26, 2011

Fifth pipe bomb found in mailbox, Alexandria, Kentucky - 26th Sept 2011

A crudely made pipe bomb was found Sunday afternoon in a mailbox in the 8000 block of Licking Pike in the Alexandria area, the fifth such device found recently in unincorporated Campbell County.

County police said all five bombs appear similar and were found in mailboxes in the same area. The Cincinnati Bomb Squad responded Sunday and detonated the device.

The fourth was found Saturday in the 8900 block of Licking Pike. The Cincinnati Police bomb squad dismantled the explosive without having to detonate it, Campbell County police said.

Police said three other crudely made bombs were found Friday in the same area. Campbell County police said investigators believe the bombs are random acts of vandalism. They're asking residents to be careful when opening their mailboxes and to report suspicious activity.

For an emergency, residents can call the Campbell County dispatch center at 859-292-3622. For other information, call Campbell County Police at 859-547-3100 or the U.S. Postal Inspector's Office at 1-877-876-2455. Source