Fire marshal seeks information about mailbox pipe bomb

March 12, 2002

The state fire marshal's office is seeking information in the pipe bombing of a roadside mailbox south of Westminster.

The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, when a homeowner in the 2500 block of Nicodemus Road heard a noise, according to the investigator's report. Minor damage to the door of the large steel mailbox was discovered Sunday morning, with the remains of what appeared to be a pipe bomb inside, authorities said.

Recovered was a 6-inch length of galvanized pipe, which was sent to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for analysis. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 888-214-7892.

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