June 15, 1995 in Washington Voices

Mailboxes Destroyed By Explosions

Gita Sitaramiah Staff writer
 

Explosive devices are suspected of destroying at least four mailboxes over the weekend in Mead and Colbert.

“In one of them, there was evidence of a soda bottle,” Sheriff’s Lt. David Wiyrick said.

No one was injured in those incidents.

At least one of the devices is suspected of being a plastic one- or two-litre soda bottle. A common household cleaner may have been placed in the bottle with chemicals to cause a rapid expansion of gases resulting in an explosion.

The force is powerful enough to destroy a mailbox. Someone holding the device or standing nearby could receive serious injuries or chemical burns, Wiyrick said.

“It could really do a number,” he said.

Call the sheriff’s department immediately if you discover a bottle or suspicious container in your mailbox.

, DataTimes


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