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Package Bomb Goes Off At Oil Executives Home

Posted by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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Source: Rawstory

A seemingly anonymous gift left on the front porch of a Houston home owned by an oil company executive has the city's affluent population of oil profiteers on edge this weekend, after that package exploded and seriously injured a 62-year-old woman.

Neighbors of the victim told an ABC News affiliate in Houston that the bomb was disguised as a box of chocolates in a gift bag, left on the home's doorstep around Thursday.

Neighbors of the victim told an ABC News affiliate in Houston that the bomb was disguised as a box of chocolates in a gift bag, left on the home's doorstep around Thursday.

Instead, it contained what authorities described as a pipe bomb carrying a load of thumb tacks and nails. When she opened the package on Friday evening, standing on her back porch around 6:30, it resulted in shrapnel embedded across the woman's face -- injuries police said were not life-threatening.

"It wasn't immediately clear whether the house was targeted, however, Eyewitness News found out the home is owned by an oil company executive," the ABC affiliate further noted.

Read more: http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0711/package-bomb-houston-o... /

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by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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MamaScorpio88
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:08 PM

That's not cool. I understand being pissed about the oil spill, and wanting something to be done. But a bomb? C'mon now.

Joqui
by Joqui on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:09 PM

 

Didn't even hear about this news .. but then again tv is like 'stuck' on Nick Jr. for some reason when I change the channel I hear a loud screeching voice saying 'NOOOOO MAMAAAA NOOOOOO'

ZnEMJW
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:19 PM

That's horrible!

candlegal
by Judy on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:22 PM

I haven't heard a thing about this either but did work all week end. 

I will have to see what I can find on it.

muslimah
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 2:51 PM

I just heard about this on the radio when I was driving home. That poor women, I hope her face is not permanently damaged.

survivorinohio
by René on Jul. 12, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Thats horrible.  I do not understand the mindset of people who do things like this.

                                                 

   
                                             

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