Police searching for dry ice bombers at BYU

Police searching for dry ice bombers at BYU

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PROVO -- BYU police are investigating a string of recent dry ice bombings around campus.

Lt. Arnold Lemon said dry ice bombs are extremely dangerous, partly because it's impossible to predict when they will explode.

Police said several bombs were set off near the student housing areas on campus. Most recently, a bomb exploded in the pedestrian tunnel near the Marriott Center.

"It looks like the trend in the housing areas -- dry ice bombs and fireworks on Thursday nights," said Lemon. "They generally run in spurts. In other words, someone will do one and then somebody else wants to try one. We want to keep a cap on that because they are so dangerous."

Setting off one of these explosive devices is a second degree felony.

"We take it seriously. If we apprehend someone we will file criminal charges," said Lemon.

Campus police planned extra patrols for Thursday night in an effort to prevent dry ice bombings and catch those who make them.

E-mail: rjeppesen@ksl.com

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