Pipe bomb investigation goes to labs
August 28, 2006
Investigators are looking into what they believe was a pipe bomb discovered at the Donner Lake fire station last month.
The Truckee Police Department is waiting on evidence from the device that was discovered July 22 at the Truckee Fire Protection District Station 93 after sending in samples to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in San Francisco and the Department of Justice in Sacramento.
“We have sent in evidence to be examined within the last week or two,” said Truckee police Lt. Randy Fenn.
Fenn said he didn’t know when the department would find out anything from the two laboratories.
“If it doesn’t go off and hasn’t injured anybody, it isn’t as high a priority for them,” Fenn said. “We are kind of at their mercy.”
No other evidence has been found, and the police department’s investigation depends on what is found by the ATF and the Department of Justice.