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April 12, 2007

Police investigate blasts near Cary Quadrangle

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University police are investigating a series of blasts after three homemade incendiary devices exploded around 9 p.m. Wednesday (April 11) on the south side of Cary Quadrangle.

A resident hall assistant called police after hearing two explosions in the courtyard. A third device exploded after police arrived. No one was injured.

Purdue police officers recovered remnants of three bottles on the east side of the courtyard at Cary Quadrangle. A member of the Tippecanoe County Bomb Squad detonated a fourth device that was found in the same area.

Purdue police Lt. Fred Davis said this incident may be connected to a series of bottle bombs that exploded near Hilltop Apartments on April 1. Davis said the devices in both incidents were potentially dangerous and that police are investigating several leads to identify those responsible.

Possessing, using, manufacturing, transporting or distributing an overpressure or destructive device can be charged with punishments ranging from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class A felony.

Writer:     Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089,

Source: Lt. Fred Davis, (765) 494-8221

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