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Mental Exam Ordered for Man in Exploding Bag Case

Posted May 16, 2007 7:18 a.m. EDT

— A Rocky Mount man accused of lighting a homemade explosive outside City Hall has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, authorities said.

Police said Andrew Hendrix, 24, lit a bag full of spray paint, cooking spray, nails and silverware last week. It caused a small explosion that damaged the City Hall sign.

Hendrix faces numerous charges, including communicating threats and assaulting an officer.