Archive for Friday, February 17, 2012

Explosives in Statehouse incident were fireworks

February 17, 2012


— Kansas authorities say explosives found in a pickup near the state Capitol earlier this week were illegal homemade fireworks.

Capitol Police spokesman Patrick Saleh declined to give more details about the devices Friday. He also refused to say how powerful they might have been.

The Capitol Police, overseen by the Highway Patrol, previously had described several devices in the pickup as homemade bombs.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said it still plans to ask the Shawnee County district attorney to file criminal charges against the pickup's owner. He was detained and questioned Wednesday but released.

The pickup's owner was of two men detained Wednesday in what authorities say were separate incidents. A 37-year-old man was arrested and jailed for making an allegedly threatening phone call to Gov. Sam Brownback's office.


Crazy_Larry 5 years, 10 months ago

But we were led to believe yesterday that the bombs were made to produce shrapnel! Fireworks aren't made to produce shrapnel and hurt the user, even homemade ones. How can this be? Were be being lied to? Surely not.

Eugehne Normandin 5 years, 10 months ago

How many of you metric haters are using a 4G gizmo during your 10K run

ksjayhawk74 5 years, 10 months ago

You just know that Brownback and the Koch brothers were praying that the pickup belonged to a bleeding heart Liberal with Obama 2012 stickers all over the place and a Douglas County tag.

But, the guy is a Conservative with stickers like "Welcome to America. Now speak English" and "Does my American flag offend you? Call 1 800 LEAVE THE USA."

camper 5 years, 10 months ago

If I had an Obama sticker on my car. I would sure try to cover it up if I were on I-70 west of Topeka. They've got some pretty hateful billboards out that way. Better to be inconspicuous out that a way.

beatrice 5 years, 10 months ago

Homemade fireworks???

Well what could go wrong with that?

beatrice 5 years, 10 months ago

You know you are a redneck when them fancy, store -bought fireworks are just too darned expensive.

beatrice 5 years, 10 months ago

Now that is a reference that will separate the generations. Jim Stafford? What were people thinking?

JackMcKee 5 years, 10 months ago

I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of "threats" to Brownback and the Kochs over the next 10 months. Liars.

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