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Explosive device found in residence on North Grant Street in Bloomington


The Bloomington Police Department found an explosive device in a residence on the 1400 block of North Grant Street, according to a press release from BPD Capt. Ryan Pedigo.

Police responded to a call about a gunshot around 9 p.m. Saturday at the residence. The suspect Christopher Lynch, 37, and a 21-year-old man who previously lived with Lynch allegedly got in a fight where Lynch pointed a rifle at the other man. The man allegedly then grabbed the gun and it went off during their struggle, according to the press release.

Officers were later performing a search at the residence when they found a backpack with the device in it. Police evacuated the residence and called the Indiana State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team who deactivated and removed the device. EOD members told police the device was fully armed and ready to detonate when it was found, according to the release.

Lynch was arrested for the charges of felony possession of a destructive device, felony possession of a regulated explosive by a convicted felon, felony battery with a deadly weapon, felony criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, felony intimidation with a deadly weapon and felony pointing a firearm, according to the release. He is currently in the Monroe County Jail.

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