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Two injured when pipe bomb explodes at front door

Two people were injured when a pipe bomb placed at the front door of a Bonners Ferry home exploded early this morning.

A suspect, Allen Avery, was arrested for possession of an explosive device, Bonners Ferry Police Chief Bob Boone said.

Police received a dispatch call at 1:18 a.m. about detonation of an explosive device in the 7300 block of Apache Street.

Assistant Police Chief Foster Mayo arrived first and discovered two injured males. Mayo secured the scene and called for additional help.

Both injured males were taken to the Boundary Community Hospital for treatment and were released.

Investigators from the city police, Idaho State Police and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined the device was a pipe bomb that had been placed at the front door of the home.

The two residents opened the door, saw the pipe bomb and closed the door as the device exploded, injuring both men, authorities said.


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