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Experts examine package sent to Sheriff Arpaio

PHOENIX — Forensic experts are examining evidence gathered from a package
that was addressed to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and contained an

Investigators are expected to use the examination to try to determine the
source of the materials used in the package discovered in a mailbox Thursday.

The package was intercepted after it had been left in a parcel locker in a
rural part of Coconino County and was flagged by a mail carrier as suspicious.

Authorities used a water cannon to neutralize the package.

An Arpaio aide has said the package contained black powder and an ignition
device, although he wasn’t sure if it was packed into a container and would have
exploded or simply ignited in a flash fire.

No arrests have been made.


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