The skipper of the USS Vincennes and his wife, who narrowly escaped injury when her van was destroyed in a suspected terrorist bombing, have returned to their University City home after spending nearly six weeks in protective custody, a Navy source said Thursday.

Capt. William C. Rogers III and his wife, Sharon, returned to their home Monday after leaving their quarters at North Island Naval Air Station, where they had been living under the protection of the Naval Investigative Service, the source said.The March 10 pipe bombing of her Toyota minivan is still under investigation by the FBI and is suspected to have been a terrorist attack.

At least two anonymous callers have claimed the bombing was engineered by a group loyal to Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini in retaliation for the mistaken downing of an Iranian jetliner by the Vincennes July 3. All 290 aboard the civilian plane were killed.