Someone Sent Explosives to Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Package intercepted, device defused
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 12, 2013 8:10 AM CDT
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with the media about his new program providing security around schools in his jurisdiction, at Anthem Elementary School Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(Newser) – Sheriff Joe Arpaio is perhaps the most controversial sheriff in America—and apparently he really got himself on someone's bad side. Law officers in Arizona have intercepted an explosive device that was earmarked for the Maricopa County Sheriff, authorities said last night. The device was contained in a package addressed to the sheriff at his downtown Phoenix office; police in Flagstaff, about 140 miles away, reported that the package appeared suspicious, so it was x-rayed and the device detected. A bomb squad team neutralized the explosive.

Authorities in Flagstaff are pursuing leads and three Maricopa deputies were being dispatched to Flagstaff to assist, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

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Rwbplastic
Apr 13, 2013 6:40 AM CDT
The bomber can not be that good since he "blew" it (no pun intended)
greenlantern1
Apr 12, 2013 7:16 PM CDT
Dorothy Hunt, the first wife of E. Howard Hunt, died in a plane crash. There were 40 other people with her. Chuck Colson told TIME magazine that he thought that the CIA had her murdered. She had $10,000, in her purse, at the time. Remember when John Mitchell threatened to have Katie Graham's tit caught in a wringer? Could Arpaio have had the bomb planted himself?
No-Left-Turn
Apr 12, 2013 6:53 PM CDT
Being a little over-zealous on removing posts or manipulating avatars aren't we Newser? Is that over-zealousness aimed just at the right? Appears so. I guess the left believes only in its own free speech.