Fake Bomb Left on Doorstep of Retired Firefighter

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013  |  Updated 9:08 AM EDT
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Police are looking for the man seeing leaving the scene where a fake bomb was planted on a homeowner's doorstep in Brooklyn early Wednesday.

Police are looking for the man seeing leaving the scene where a fake bomb was planted on a homeowner's doorstep in Brooklyn early Wednesday.

Police are looking for the suspect who left what looked like a homemade bomb on the doorstep of a private residence in Brooklyn early Wednesday, forcing authorities to send the Bomb Squad to the scene and evacuate nearby homes in the middle of the night.

According to the Daily News, the fake bomb, which police say was a propane tank with a number pad and protruding wire, was left on the porch of retired city firefighter Ed Green's 68th Street home just after midnight.

Police say the suspect placed the bogus explosive on the porch, rang the doorbell and ran off. The homeowner discovered the device when he answered the door and called police.

The Bomb Squad said the device was a hoax.

Police released surveillance video of a man seen leaving the scene after the fake explosive was planted, and are looking to question him in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information about him is asked to call the Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. 

 

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