Mailbox Bomb Found in Kirkwood

Associated Press

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) – Authorities in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood say no one was injured by a liquid bomb found in a home’s mailbox.

Kirkwood Police Det. Bob Bruhy told KTVI-T that a woman retrieving her mail Thursday morning found the two-liter bottle filled with a liquid and aluminum foil what’s typically called a “Drano bomb.”

Police say the woman didn’t touch the bottle and called police, who responded before calling in firefighters and a bomb and arson squad.

Bruhy says the device was removed and disposed of safely.

After the homeowner posted about the bomb on their neighborhood Facebook page, someone who lives a few streets away realized they had picked up a smiliar item from their yard and tossed it in a trash can.

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