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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:16 PM
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Lounge !!LBN!!-Mysterious BOOMs in Richmond may have been solved
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"pressure-producing devices"

Investigators trying to unravel the cause of mysterious North Side explosion noises said this afternoon they found several "pressure-producing devices" that could have been used to create the booming heard over the past month.

He ( Richmond Fire Capt. Mike Martin )described the objects found as "sort of an explosive device," but "more of a pressure-producing device." He said the objects are designed to create sound, and "damage if you are close to it." He said it was possible but generally unlikely that the items could be considered lethal.

The pressure-producing devices, he said, would not create "a crater," but rather a "large amount of noise." Asked to describe the devices, Martin said they could be as small as four to five inches in diameter, or up to a foot. He said he knew of no known commercial applications for such equipment.

He indicated the items could have been home-made, but declined to answer further questions about their nature, citing the police investigation.

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