Police Investigate Explosion In Official's Mailbox - My9 New Jersey

Police Investigate Explosion In Official's Mailbox

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WOOLWICH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in southern New Jersey are investigating a homemade bomb that exploded in the mailbox of a local official.

First-term Republican freeholder Larry Wallace tells the Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/P3UFR0) he discovered the destroyed mailbox early Thursday near his home in Woolwich Township, Gloucester County.

The 50-year-old Wallace said the bomb was in a soda bottle.

It isn't known what time the bomb detonated.

Wallace said his two teenage daughters were home at the time and frequently go outside to pick up the mail.

Police and the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office are investigating.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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