Package addressed to Sheriff Joe Arpaio contained explosive device

A suspicious package addressed to Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was intercepted Thursday evening by a Flagstaff postal employee and found to contain an explosive device.

According to

U.S. Postal Inspector Andrew Rivas in Flagstaff screened the package Thursday and realized it was suspicious enough to call the local police bomb squad and the FBI.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said Flagstaff police X-rayed the package and neutralized it Thursday night.

Rivas said authorities have an idea of where the package may have come from, but declined to specify, citing the ongoing investigation.

The much admired and hated, depending upon whom you talk to, Arpaio has been in the public spotlight for years because of his hardline stance on law enforcement and illegal immigration.



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