Suspect charged after man injured by bomb, 2nd device found

Suspect charged after man injured by bomb, 2nd device found

DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - A man has been arrested in connection to an explosion that injured one man and another explosive device that was found, according to Special Agent Jennifer Conway with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The investigation started Monday morning around 6:30 when a remote controlled bomb planted in a truck went off. The man in the vehicle was badly injured in the explosion and taken to the hospital. He had surgery to remove shrapnel from the his back and has been released from the hospital.

Conway said a second device was found in a dumpster behind Wiregrass Rehab Center. Details about when and how the device was found weren't released. Conway said the suspect worked there. He was arrested at a hospital where he was being evaluated for chest pains. His identity hasn't been released.

The investigation continued Thursday night and Friday morning when several law enforcement agencies responded to Medical Center Terrace Apartment complex on Sixth Avenue around 7 p.m. Thursday.

As a precaution, residents were evacuated from the complex while the investigation was conducted. Police confirmed the incident came to a peaceful resolution around 4 a.m. Friday, and residents were allowed back into their homes.

The executive director of Wiregrass Rehab Center said the suspect was terminated.

Law enforcement said more information and details about the suspect would be released Monday.

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