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September 17, 2009

Contact: Postal Inspector Renee Focht, 626-672-5517

Reward of up to $100,000 for Parcel Bomber

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects(s) who caused a parcel bomb to be mailed to a Visalia address. The package arrived at 116 North Valley Oak Drive, Visalia, CA, on September 8, 2009. The bomb detonated when the package was opened, causing injury and property damage. The victim was transported to the hospital, treated, and released.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is encouraged to call the Postal Inspection Service. Tips and information will be immediately dispatched to the Postal Inspector leading the investigation. Postal Inspectors and officers from the Visalia Police Department are continuing to follow up on leads in the case.

Individuals responsible for mailing a bomb with the intent to kill or injure may be fined and imprisoned for up to 20 years. If death results from the mailing, the death penalty may be implemented (Title 18 USC 1716 (j)(2)(3)).

If you have information about this crime, call U.S. Postal Inspectors at 1-877-876-2455, and reference Case No. 1797512. Callers will remain anonymous.


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