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Suspect destroys mailbox by detonating an explosive in Harford County

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Posted at 1:26 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 14:01:23-04

FOREST HILL, Md. — Officials say someone completely destroyed a mailbox by detonating an explosive device inside it early Wednesday morning.

At around 2:20 a.m., the Harford County Sheriff's Office was called to 2430 Johnson Mill Road in Forest Hill for a report of a mailbox explosion. Investigators from the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives were also called to the scene and discovered that a cardboard tube explosive device was placed in the mailbox and detonated. As a result, the mailbox was completely destroyed.

Other vandalism acts were reported in the area around the same time that this incident occurred.

Anyone with information regarding this explosion is encouraged to contact the Department of State Police, Office of the State Fire Marshal, Northeast Regional Office at (410) 836-4844 or reach out to the Harford County Sheriff's Office, Northern Precinct at (410) 692-7880. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact the tip line a 1-800-492-7529.