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Health worker tipped police to accused bomb maker

A home health care provider turned in a suspected Spokane Valley bomb maker after spotting packages of unusual liquids in his mail.

The woman had been helping Raymond for about two months and said he "expressed great bitterness" over his recent divorce and had been researching bombs on the Internet, according to a search warrant filed Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court.

"She became more alarmed when he mentioned to her that he could hide materials on his wheelchair and no one would notice," according to the warrant.

That warrant was used to search Raymond's home Monday at the Oakwood Club Apartments, 726 N. McDonald Road, where detective seized a jar of suspected triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, an explosive popular with terrorists.

Detectives also found acetone, hydrogen peroxide and glass beakers, among other items.

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