Bomb squad detonates estranged husband’s gift |

Bomb squad detonates estranged husband’s gift

A wind chime a husband tried to send his estranged wife was blown up around 9 a. m. Friday by Tahoe-Douglas Bomb Squad.

The suspected bomb was found Friday around 8:30 a.m. in front of a door at the Woman’s Center in a cardboard box wrapped in brown paper. The box was addressed to a client of the center, but had no post marks.

A Woman’s Center employee was not able to contact the client so she reported the suspicious package to the police. They called Tahoe-Douglas Bomb Squad, a unit that has a contract to investigate possible bombs in Carson City and South Lake Tahoe.

“We X-rayed it saw round discs and wires,” said Douglas County Sgt. Lance Modispacher. “They didn’t know what it was so they blew it up.”

Police said the chime was made of CDs and wire. The husband reportedly told investigators that he was asked to deliver any gifts for his wife to the center, which is at the 3100 block of U. S. Highway 50.

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