TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Homemade Bomb Investigation in Albany, Ky
Date of News Release: 09/14/2009
(Albany, Ky.) -- Post 15 Arson Investigator Alex Wesley is investigating the finding of a homemade bomb, often referred to as a "MacGyver Bomb", at a residence on Wisdom Dock Road in Clinton County. The device, a plastic 2 liter bottle containing hydrochloric acid and aluminum foil, was located in the front yard of the residence near the mailbox inside a watermelon. The investigation is ongoing.
If anyone has any information or contact with such a device, you are cautioned not to approach and should contact the Kentucky State Police immediately at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).