Arrest Made in E. Texas Pipe Bomb Cases

Tyler-area man in federal custody

By Scott Gordon
|  Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014  |  Updated 12:25 PM CDT
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Arrest Made in E. Texas Pipe Bomb Cases

Larry North, 52, of Henderson, was being held on charges of possession of a destructive device.

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A man from the Tyler area was arrested Wednesday in connection with a series of pipe bombs and other suspicious devices that have been found in East Texas in recent weeks, federal authorities said.

Larry North, 52, of Henderson, was being held on charges of possession of a destructive device.

The arrest comes after an intensive investigation into who left more than a dozen molotov coctails and pipe bombs outside post offices and other locations.

Another device was found outside a Tyler shopping center Wednesday morning, and bomb squads worked to defuse five bombs found inside the man's van, the Tyler Telegraph reported.

No information on the man's motives was immediately released, but he is disabled and uses a wheelchair, the Telegraph reported.

Federal prosecutors postponed a news conference originally scheduled Wednesday afternoon and said they would release more details Thursday.

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