| News |

ATF, Glendale Police Trying to Figure Out Who Bombed a House -- for the Third Time

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

The Glendale Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are currently trying to figure out who bombed a Glendale home for the third friggin' time.

The bomb -- which the ATF is calling an improvised explosive device -- exploded in the driveway of the house yesterday morning, after it was placed between the residents' cars.

ATF Special Agent Thomas Mangan tells New Times the IED that exploded yesterday consisted of two pipe bombs, although only one of them detonated.

The other pipe bomb remained intact, and was launched across the street, through the window of a vacant house, through two interior walls, and landed in the back of the house, actually protruding from the exterior wall in the backyard, he says.

That sounds scary enough, but similar incidents have happened twice before. The ATF says the house was targeted with bombs in June and July 2011.

No one has been injured in any of the incidents.

Mangan says investigators are still trying to figure out who's targeting the residents, or why someone would target them.

As you can imagine, though, the residents of the home installed a surveillance camera after a couple bombs were left at their place, so you can find some stills below.

The ATF's offering a $5,000 reward in this case.

Mangan says there's been absolutely no information in the case that would link this bomber with whoever made the yellow flashlight bombs that were dropped in Glendale several months ago.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.