- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) - Authorities in New Hampshire say a pair of car airbags that were placed inside two mailboxes could have released a powerful explosion- and it was sheer luck that no one was hurt.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1LCGO5g ) police say the Honda airbags were placed inside mailboxes in Hooksett sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

The state police bomb squad removed the devices without incident.

Investigators say static electricity could have triggered the airbags, causing an explosion that could send metal and shrapnel to anyone nearby.

Police say they are working to determine who had access to the airbags and why they were put in the mailboxes of the two families.


Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com

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