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Boy Loses Fingers in Pipe Bomb Injury

Boy Loses Fingers in Pipe Bomb Injury
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POSTED: Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 5:24pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 5:25pm

A teenager was injured Thursday while attempting to detonate what appears to be a pipe bomb in an undeveloped area near A Mountain.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, Las Cruces Police were called to Memorial Medical Center where the teen was receiving medical treatment.

The 14-year-old boy, whose name is not being released, lost parts of at least two fingers and received other injuries to his hand and body. The injuries are not life-threatening but the boy was subsequently transported to University Medical Center for additional treatment.

When questioned by police, the boy was somewhat uncooperative. Officers learned that he and some friends were in an area off of Dripping Springs Road, A Mountain, where they were attempting to detonate a device that appears to be a pipe bomb made from polyvinyl chloride, or PVC.

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