Small bomb damages library book drop in Iowa

YIKES!
The Wapello County Sheriff's Office is investigating the explosion of small bomb in a library book drop in the small southeast Iowa community of Blakesburg.

Librarian Rebecca Brittain says the ``homemade bomb'' was found in the Blakesburg Public Library's book drop on Wednesday morning.

Wapello County Chief Deputy Don Phillips says the explosion was caused by a chemical reaction inside a Gatorade bottle.

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Education Campaign

"Book Drops Are For Library Materials, Not Litter"

It is not a wonderful thing that we have to drive that point home harder now.

maybe a mobile meth lab?

This might have been an abandoned portable meth lab rather than an intentional bomb. Apparently they often use sports drink bottles. (http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/police-find-portable-meth-lab-in-car-trunk/article_82bdcbd9...) Not that that makes it any better.

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