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Durham Teen-Ager Arrested For Putting Suspicious Device Under Ambulance

Posted December 15, 1999 6:00 a.m. EST

— A Durham teen-ager is in trouble for allegedly putting a homemade bomb under an emergency vehicle.

The incident happened in the Parkwood community of Durham during a fire call. Police say when firefighters were cleaning up, one of them noticed a suspicious package under an ambulance that also responded to the call.

"The fire department and the police department called on the services of the SBI's bomb lab," said D.E. Pettiford, Durham Police spokesman. "They found the device to be a potential weapon of mass destruction"

Pettiford says no charges have been filed against the juvenile yet, and the family is fully cooperating in the investigation. -->