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Pipe bombs hidden in kids' playground

The Local · 21 Jun 2011, 06:21

Published: 21 Jun 2011 06:21 GMT+02:00

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The state police office in Bavaria, southern Germany, said in a statement that the boy and his father had discovered the pipes in a sandpit and under a bush at the playground in the town of Fürstenfeldbruck.

The father reported the find to the police, noting that he had heard a loud bang at the site the night before and saw three young men climbing into a car and driving away. He wrote down their number plate.

Explosives experts determined the pipes contained live bombs.

Using the number plate details, police tracked down the three men, aged 19 to 21, the statement said.

"All three confessed to having built the bombs themselves using power from leftover New Year's Eve firecrackers," it said.

"They were charged with violating explosives laws."

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08:14 June 21, 2011 by William Thirteen
boys will be boys. glad to see they are being charged for violating a law regarding proper use of explosives, and not some inane anti-terrorist legislation.
12:44 June 21, 2011 by MiriamSPia
I can't agree with William Thirteen. I don't think 'boys will be boys' is enough of an explanation for endangering the lives of locals to that park. It shows the insipid nature of terrorism and counter terrorism. I applaud the grown man - evidently a 'real man', who took down their license plate number and helped the young men get busted.
13:19 June 21, 2011 by William Thirteen
Hi Miriam, i wasn't trying to excuse their misdeeds and i also applaud the citizen who assisted the police in maintaining public safety. I was simply noting that they were being charged under existing law and we didn't new 'anti-terror' laws to deal with this.
15:07 June 21, 2011 by catjones
You have to wonder if the charges would be the same had the bombs been placed in the chancellery.
15:54 June 21, 2011 by marimay
So, based on the charges I can assume they weren't foreign people?
21:30 June 21, 2011 by 9900lawre
These people are not just stupid but SICK for leaving this sort of stuff where children could be injured, maimed or killed.

You don't need a terrorist law or an explosives law, you need an exclusion from society law!
09:42 June 26, 2011 by x.w.
I agree about how much more seriously it would have been taken had it been the chancellery. I hope these sick jerks are put away for a very long time for trying to maim and kill little children!
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