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Investigators looking into bomb found in college president's mailbox

SEMINOLE, Okla. (AP) -- The US Postal Service and the Seminole County Sheriff are investigating the explosion of a home-made bomb in the mailbox of a college president.

Sheriff Joe Craig says Seminole State College President James Utterback found the bomb Saturday morning after it had exploded in his mailbox.

The device was made of an unidentified chemical that was placed inside a two-liter soda bottle. Utterback touched it, then went inside to wash his hands and call police.

Craig said yesterday that no one was hurt and the mailbox was left intact.

He says the device was designed to explode off of heat, and it probably didn't get quite hot enough to do the damage it should have.

Utterback told police he had an idea who might have left the bomb, and Craig said that person will be interviewed.
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