According to law enforcement officials, the reasons why a Manchester man received a packaged device that exploded on the night of October 31 remain unknown. The police offer a reward for any information in the case of the Manchester exploding device.
A twenty-eight-year-old resident left his home for work around 8 a.m. Shortly after, a package (which contained an explosive device) was dropped at his front porch with his name on it, Caroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees said at a news conference. The man’s grandfather took the package into their home at the 3300 block of View Ridge Court and put it on the kitchen table where it stayed untouched until his grandson came home at around 5:30 p.m.
The twenty-eight-year-old took the package upstairs to his bedroom; the device triggered and exploded. It caused injuries to the man’s legs and abdomen. The grandfather and another resident of the house didn’t have any injuries. The explosion was so loud, even the neighbors felt the shake. The investigation continues, DeWees said.
There is no identified motive and the police don’t know why the man was targeted. The Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest. The FBI and the Office of the State Fire Marshal joined the investigation. The injured man was transported to a trauma center in Pennsylvania, according to DeWees. He is in stable condition (enough to talk to the police).
Burn injuries can happen from various sources such as fire, explosions, chemicals, and vapor. A victim of such injuries should seek immediate medical help. Such injuries are challenging and require a long time to recover. If you were injured in a similar way, make sure you seek help from a Maryland personal injury attorney. Contact Pinder Plotkin for legal help.