3 homemade bombs found in Missouri's Greene County

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by the Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on June 18, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 18 at 7:29 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities have defused three small, homemade bombs that turned up in the Springfield area, including one that was placed in a mailbox.

The items were found Friday in Greene County. Sheriff's deputies said it was too early to say if the incidents were related.

A homeowner in southwestern Springfield told KOLR-TV he called 911 after opening his mailbox around 1 p.m. Friday and seeing a suspicious bottle under some paper.

Authorities said the plastic bottle was swelling by the time they got there. The Springfield Bomb Squad's robot couldn't reach the device, so a special long-arm tool was used to remove it from the mailbox.

Details on the other two homemade bombs weren't immediately available.

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Information from: KOLR-TV, http://www.kolr10.com

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