Thursday, October 11, 2007


Explosive Device Found

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Last Update: 8:54 pm
10/10 - Explosive devices found in Foley

(FOLEY, Ala.) Oct. 10 — Around 9:30 Wednesday morning, October 10,2007, deputies with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office were calledto the 10000 block of County Road 65, just outside of Foley.

An inmate worker who was cleaning litter from the right of way foundwhat appeared to be a make-shift explosive device and severalblasting caps inside a paper bag.

The objects were found on theright of way off of County Road 65.

After examining the objects, the deputies contacted the Mobileoffice of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. A specialagent from ATF responded to the scene and collected the devices. Afurther search of the area led to the discovery of a grenade likedevice and an additional blasting cap.

According to authorities, the components which were found could havebeen used to create an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), althoughthe construction of the device had not been completed and it wasunable to detonate at the time of its discovery.

The ATF is conducting a follow up investigation in an attempt tofind out where the items came from and who put them there.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning anyone who mayfind such a device to immediately call 9-1-1 and not to handle thesedevices since doing so may lead to serious injury or even death.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact theBaldwin County Sheriff’s Office or the ATF office in Mobile.

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