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Oregon Police Investigate Two Home-made Bombs

Story By: Larry Stine



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  Original Published: 4/16/2013

  Police in Oregon say two men were seriously injured after they detonated a home-made bomb over the weekend.
  Jamie Grey has details.

  "They asked us to evacuate because they had found bombs and bombs had gone off out of town. The house directly behind us, they had had bombs in his home and in his garage," says Nancy Oakes, a neighbor.

  In Ontario, neighbors of the victims, men who the sheriff believes were making the bombs, say they're concerned about what now appears was going on next door.

  "It concerned me with all the kids close by in proximity and just never knowing what he was going to be doing with the bombs," says Oakes.

  That's exactly what the Malheur County sheriff wants to know, why?

"Are they just seeing if they can make it? Do they have a target in mind? Are they trying to inflict harm on other people? Those are the questions," Sheriff Brian Wolfe said.

  About 10 miles west of Vale, this is where the sheriff says the men were detonating the bombs. He says at least three home-made bombs went off.

"It appears as if they were made of different things. plastic pipes, plastic hoses. One was a cardboarded on the outside, a cardboard tubing with some plastic in it," Sheriff Wolfe said.

  Investigators found one bomb had yet to go off and took it away, and found the other bombs that had exploded sent debris over a fairly large area.

"After they roped this off, even then they found bits and pieces further out. So it was about a 200 foot area that they found bits and pieces of the devices scattered about," Sheriff Wolfe said.

  In the blasts, the sheriff says both men suffered life-threatening and disfiguring injuries.

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