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NMCD: Bombs Found

on December 8, 2013 - 9:48am

This suspect on a black sports motorcycle launched two explosive devices at the Albuquerque Probation and Parole office. Courtesy/NMCD

NMCD News:

A tip into the Albuquerque bomber task force, created to locate and arrest the suspect in the November Probation and Parole attacks, led investigators from New Mexico Corrections, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and Albuquerque Police Department to a property near 2nd and Rio Bravo in Albuquerque Friday night.

There officers found three explosive devices. Those devices were rendered safe by Albuquerque Police. The ATF is investigating but at this time there is no connection between this suspect and the Albuquerque bomber.

"The handling and results of this tip clearly represents the resolve of our law enforcement community to not only track down the person(s) responsible for the attacks on our Probation and Parole Offices or anyone else who has such an a appetite for harm and destruction," Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel said. "The work of these officers should send a clear signal to the offender in this case, as well as anyone who may be harboring information, we're
coming."

The suspect, who is not being named at this time, is facing federal charges for these devices.

Background:

Nov. 15, a fire bomb was launched into the window of the Albuquerque Probation and Parole office, 111 Gold SW around 5:30 a.m. Less than a week later, on Nov. 21, a suspect on a black sports motorcycle launched two explosive devices at the Albuquerque Probation and Parole office at 3010 Monte Vista NE. This attack was in the middle of the day and the suspect is considered dangerous.

There is a $5,000 reward from the ATF plus an additional reward from Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest. You CAN stay anonymous. A task force made up of representatives from State Police, Albuquerque Police, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, Rio Rancho Police, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, The New Mexico Sheriff's Association, The New Mexico Municipal Chiefs Association, Federal Bureau of Investigations and the New Mexico Corrections Department is working to generate leads and make an arrest.

 


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