Police investigating incendiary device found in van
SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake man found some type of incendiary device in his van that police say was designed to ignite when he turned his car on.
The device did not work, but now Salt Lake police are looking for whoever planted it.
About 9:30 a.m. Monday, a man got into his van at 557 S. 600 West. He started the engine, but then noticed an "incendiary device ... with the purpose to start a fire once the engine started," said Salt Lake fire spokesman Jasen Asay.
Although the device did not work, Asay said investigators believe it was real. He said the device was likely intended to start a fire as opposed to create a large explosion.
Asay declined to give details about what kind of device was found.
Investigators were interviewing the van owner Tuesday to find out if he had been threatened lately and were following up on a couple of leads, Asay said.
- BYU student parlays app idea into a life-changer
- Mayor responds to pending harassment lawsuit...
- Parents of teen who died in overdose hope...
- Lindsey Stirling reflects on global audience,...
- Zion's trees are dying of old age
- Conservative group yanks TV ads targeting...
- Sculptor hopes new statue brings comfort to...
- 3 veteran officers preparing sex... 22
- Lindsey Stirling reflects on global... 17
- Sen. Orrin Hatch calls HBO story on... 16
- Conservative group yanks TV ads... 14
- Mayor responds to pending harassment... 12
- Mia Love pushing higher education act 11
- Sen. Mike Lee pushing for vote on USA... 9
- A.G. Sean Reyes took donation from... 8