Cecil County teen is injured by bomb he was making

June 30, 1996|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 19-year-old Cecil County man suffered cuts and burns to his face early yesterday morning when a pipe bomb he was making in his home exploded, according to a deputy state fire marshal.

Raymond Charles Lupfer jumped from an ambulance as he was being taken to Union Hospital in Elkton. He was arrested several hours later at 6: 30 a.m. by Cecil County sheriff's deputies, according to W. Faron Taylor, the deputy state fire marshal.

Lupfer, of the 100 block of Halls Lane in Chesapeake City, has been charged with manufacturing a pipe bomb, a felony.

He was being held at the Cecil County Detention Center, awaiting a bail-review hearing with a district court commissioner yesterday, Taylor said.If convicted, Lupfer could be fined $10,000 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Taylor said he did not know why Lupfer was building a pipe bomb.

Pub Date: 6/30/96

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