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Juneau man injured by 'pressure bomb'

Posted: February 22, 2013 - 12:54pm  |  Updated: February 24, 2013 - 1:11am

A 68-year-old Juneau resident was sent to Bartlett Regional Hospital last night after a pressure bomb exploded in his hand, according to a press release from the Juneau Police Department.

The release stated that JPD received a call at 9:50 p.m. Thursday from a man on Jennifer Drive reporting an injury to his hand, caused by a bottle left in his driveway. JPD responded and spoke with the man, who said he saw a suspicious vehicle in the area, went outside to investigate and found a bottle in his driveway. The release stated he picked the item up, only to have it explode in his hand shortly thereafter.

The man later sought medical treatment at the BRH for the injury.

JPD stated that a pressure bomb is comprised of a plastic container with compounds inside used to create a mechanical explosion.

The investigation into this case is continuing. Anyone with information in this incident is encouraged to contact JPD at 586-0600.

The Juneau Police Department would like to remind citizens that these types of devices are an explosion hazard, unpredictable, and could cause serious injury or death.

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