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Police find more "bottle bombs" in Granger


St. Joseph County Police now report a series of "bottle bomb" explosions in Granger.  The first came to light Monday, after Congressional Candidate Brendan Mullen alerted police a bottle that exploded in the Penny Saver slot near his mailbox in the Knollwood Neighborhood.

Police say Mullen did not file a report, but instead he just wanted them to be aware of the situation.

Mullen's campaign manager Andy Reynolds tells FOX 28 Mullen was inside his home working late Monday afternoon, when he heard an explosion.  "Our hope is that it was teenagers pulling a prank," Reynolds says.  "We wanted to register what happened with police."

County Police say three other "bottle bombs" were reported Tuesday.  The devices were discovered in or around the mailboxes located on Durham Way, the 52300 Block of Silverleaf Ct., the 51000 Block of Northfield Dr. and the 51100 Block of Ridge Stone Court.  

Police say no injuries were reported.  They've contacted the ATF and the FBI, who are looking into possible federal violations.

Police also urge anyone who might find a "bottle bomb" to contact them immediately.  "Safety is of the utmost importance and residents are cautioned NOT to touch any suspected devices or try to move them in any way, as this could cause the device to detonate," police said in a release.

If you have any information that could help, call the St. Joseph County Police Department at 574-235-9611.

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