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Arizona man loses leg in explosion

TACNA, Ariz. — A southwestern Arizona man remained hospitalized Thursday
with leg injuries in what authorities suspect was a pipe bomb explosion.

Yuma County sheriff’s Capt. Eben Bratcher said Kobey Coulter, 31, was
tinkering with explosives inside a shipping container Tuesday. Deputies arrived
at his home to find him with severe leg injuries.

Bratcher said the Tacna man lost his left leg below the knee, and doctors were
working to save his right leg.

Deputies serving a search warrant at Coulter’s home Wednesday said they found
items used to make pipe bombs.

It is illegal to manufacture improvised explosive devices. Bratcher said
authorities will review the case to determine whether to file charges against
Coulter.

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