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Bomb Threat Made at Post Office; Suspect in Custody

by FLS posted Jan 16 2013 10:54AM

Authorities in Spotsylvania County have taken a man into custody after he reportedly made a threat to blow up the Thornburg Post Office.Around 9 a.m. today, a postal worker called police and said a man there claimed to have a bomb and was going to rob the facility.

The man had a paper bag containing a box that he described as an explosive device that was armed with a mercury switch.

Spotsylvania Sheriff’s units arrived and surrounded the building, and after about 15 minutes, the suspect surrendered. He has been taken in for questioning, but has not yet been charged with anything.

He is described as a local retired trucker in his early 50s.

The Postal Inspection Service Bomb Squad from Quantico, Virginia State Police, ATF and FBI are on scene investigating the package.

Police don’t know at this point if it’s a real device or a hoax, but they aren’t taking any chances.

The Thornburg I-95 exit and Mudd Tavern Road are closed while police investigate.

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01/16/2013 10:54AM
BREAKING NEWS: Bomb Threat Made at Post Office; Suspect in Custody
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01/16/2013 7:35PM
Post Office Bomb Threat
I work VERY close to this P.O. and we listened to WFLS and even checked websites for news because we didn't know what was going on. I was extremely disappointed when absolutely nothing was report..not even on the TV news stations! This was very important for me and fellow workers as the P.O is located around afew gas stations and quite close to my office. We should have been informed yet not even a single report, not a single police officer nothing!!!!
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