Presque Isle Police Identify Man Found with Homemade Pipe Bomb
Presque Isle Police have released the identity of the man found with a homemade pipe bomb.
WABI-TV reports the deceased man has been identified as William Anderson. His cause of death has still not been released. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says Presque Isle Police responded to a report of a 'suspicious package' in a Parsons Street home on Thursday. When they arrived, they found the package and also Anderson's body inside the residence.
The Maine State Police Bomb Team and State Fire Marshal's Office were called to investigate once the suspicious package was determined to be a pipe bomb. While the bomb team retrieved the device and made it inoperable, investigators with the Fire Marshal's Office began working to determine who it belonged to and how it got into the home.
They have since learned that the bomb belonged to Anderson and that it was a homemade device. There's no word on why he had made a bomb.
This investigation is ongoing.