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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 11/ 9/2010

Mailbox blown up in Calvert County

By Washington Post editors

Fire investigators in Calvert County are trying to figure out who planted a homemade bomb in a mailbox in Owings, Md., causing it to explode, sometime between Thursday and Sunday, WUSA reports.

Investigators say a suspect or suspects "constructed and used an improvised explosive device to destroy the mailbox and its contents," according to a news release from the state fire marshal and the state bomb squad.

Anyone with information about the explosion is urged to call the State Fire Marshal's Office at 443-550-6831.

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 11:08 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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I had to pay my congressman thousands to keep our post office off the closing list.

Posted by: blasmaic | November 9, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

This is not news. Really? A blown up mailbox?

Some kids with an M-80 had some fun. Get over it.

Law enforcement obviously is over staffed / over paid if they are putting these kinds of resources into a petty incident such as this. Bombsquad?? Waste of $

Posted by: bradmoser | November 9, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Wow! Could the reporter be any lESS specific?

Could you give us a clue as to where in Ownings this happened? Was it a private mailbox or a USPS mailbox?

And this was put together by WaPo editors? That explains a lot.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | November 9, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

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