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Backpack Found in Manitowoc County Ditch had Explosives

Manitowoc County authorities are trying to determine who put a bomb in a backpack found in a ditch along a state highway. Manitowoc County authorities are trying to determine who put a bomb in a backpack found in a ditch along a state highway. |  Photo: WDIO/MGN

Created: January 11, 2019 03:07 PM

TOWN OF GIBSON, Wis. (AP) - Manitowoc County authorities are trying to determine who put a bomb in a backpack found in a ditch along a state highway.
    
A person found the backpack off State Highway 147 on Wednesday and alerted authorities. Deputies determined it to be an explosive device with a fuse that appeared to have been lit but didn't burn to the end.
    
Authorities say it appears the backpack was thrown from a moving vehicle but they don't know why.
    
Investigators are working to get fingerprint or DNA evidence from the backpack and its contents.
 

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