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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

May 6, 2011

Contact: Special Agent Donald Dawkins

Public Information Officer, ATF

(313) 407-6018, Cell

$2,500 Reward Offered for Information on Explosive Devices Found in Trenton

TRENTON, Mich. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for leaving two explosive devices in Trenton, Mich., on April 28. A suspected explosives device was discovered at the Trenton High School and another device was discovered at the Trafford Square Shopping Center.

On April 29, the Trenton Police Department and the Wayne County Airport Bomb Squad responded to Trenton High School after a suspected explosive device was found on the premises. The device was rendered safe.

On May 4, ATF, Michigan State Police (MSP) and Trenton Police Department responded to Trafford Square Shopping Center located at Van Horn Road and Fort Square, Trenton, to investigate an explosive device that was located under a small tree. According to witness information the device is believed to have detonated on April 29.

There are no suspects in this investigation.

These devices have the potential to have a devastating effect on citizens that may come in contact with them, as well as the law enforcement officers and Bomb Squad personnel that are called upon to respond, said William Temple, assistant special agent in charge of the Detroit ATF Field Division. ATF, the Trenton Police Department and MSP will continue to work together toward our goal of protecting the public and a successful prosecution in these crimes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the ATF hotline 1–888–ATF–BOMB or the Trenton Police Department, (734) 676–3737.

This is a joint investigation with ATF, Trenton Police and MSP.

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