Explosive material addressed to Sheriff Arpaio found in Flagstaff post office

2013-04-11T21:03:00Z 2013-04-12T11:23:51Z Explosive material addressed to Sheriff Arpaio found in Flagstaff post officeBy ERIC BETZ Sun staff reporter Arizona Daily Sun
April 11, 2013 9:03 pm  • 

A suspicious package addressed to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was found and detonated at the main Flagstaff Post Office on Postal Boulevard this afternoon.

The Flagstaff Police Department says that the device contained explosive material and did resemble an explosive device. Authorities say it's too soon to tell if the device was a bomb.

“The package was neutralized,” said Sgt. James Jackson of the Flagstaff Police Department. “There was a disruptive device placed on the package and it was disabled.”

At about 5:20 p.m, officials say that U.S. Postal Service Investigator Anthony Rivas notified police that the branch had received a suspicious package containing possible explosive material that was addressed to Arpaio. Police closed off Postal Boulevard to the public while the package was investigated.

Employees were locked away from their cars and couldn’t immediately return to their homes.

In addition to the police department, the operation involved agents from the U.S. Postal Service and the FBI.

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  1. Rightsman
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    Rightsman - April 12, 2013 2:07 pm
    We are reaching a point of no return. It seems someone is taking actions that will require some serious defensive methods. Actions of this type bode ill for both sides of the issue.
    It is interesting, however, that some must resort to violence, if they don't get their own way. Sort of like a tantrum throwing two year old. Peace, Robert Walker
  2. Xeano321
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    Xeano321 - April 12, 2013 8:55 am
    Bravo to the police for successfully removing the threat! Hopefully they'll be able to find and apprehend who dropped the package off.

    It's alright to dislike somebody in authority, but is it really necessary to kill whomever it is you don't like? That's taking it a little far.
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