December 16, 2008 in City

Police identify Oregon bank bomber

Associated Press
 
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SALEM – A 32-year-old Salem man has been charged with murder and other crimes after a bomb explosion at an Oregon bank killed two law enforcement officers and critically injured a third, officials said Monday.

Joshua A. Turnidge was arrested Sunday after police released surveillance photographs of him.

The Marion County district attorney’s office didn’t identify him until Monday. He is to be arraigned today on multiple charges.

Officials didn’t say what the motive might have been for the bombing at the West Coast Bank branch office in the agricultural community of Woodburn, about 20 miles north of Salem.

The district attorney’s office didn’t say Monday what led officers to Turnidge, but said it wasn’t the “direct result” of a tip from the public.

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