Info on pipe bombs found in Roswell, Clovis sought

October 1, 2013 • Local News

This trip wire pipe bomb improvised explosive device (IED) simulator, used to train US military service personnel, is displayed in the US Army (USA) Training Support Center (TSC), USA Signal Command and Fort Gordon (USASC & FG), Fort Gordon, Georgia (GA). AP PHOTO

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Special Agent in Charge, Bernard J. Zapor, announced on Friday that they are posting an award of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the construction and delivery of six destructive devices found in Roswell and Clovis.

The ATF is seeking help from the public and asking that anyone with information related to these incidents please contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-BOMB (1-888-283-2662). ATF special agents are actively investigating the six incidents in cooperation with the New Mexico State Police Bomb Squad Personnel, the Clovis Police Department and the Roswell Police Department.

The devices were located in the Roswell and Clovis areas between Feb. 13 and May 14. Law enforcement in southeastern New Mexico has investigated incidents involving the recovery of at least six destructive devices, commonly referred to as pipe-bombs. All of the devices were similar in construction, except one. The unique device was located in Roswell. It was a homemade hand grenade. All were discovered outdoors. None had exploded. Three were found in Roswell and another three recovered in Clovis.

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