Authorities Say "Bottle Bombs" Are Evolving


By Alexa Tieu
By Jarred Aslett

Blaine County, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Authorities in Blaine County have discovered six homemade bombs over the last ten days.

Sun Valley Police responded to a report of a suspicious item Monday at Elkhorn Springs.

When they arrived, they found what was left of a homemade soda bottle bomb.

They say it had released shrapnel when it exploded.

Wednesday, authorities found four additional explosives in the surrounding area.

Police say the bombs are similar to the one found in a mailbox last week.

Walt Femling, the Interim Chief of the Sun Valley Police Department explains, "They are pretty close to similar in the way they were put together to we believe they are related.. And they're evolving and changing somewhat."

Authorities say the devices are becoming more dangerous, with less tape and more shrapnel found inside.

All of the explosives are believed to have been left during the late night hours.

If you find any suspicious items, or soda bottles with tape wrapped around them, police are asking that you call 911.

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