Bomb Explodes in Kingston Police Officer's Mailbox

10-21-05 - An explosion inside the mailbox of a Kingston Police Officer happened just after 10:30 a.m. Friday morning. No one was injured in the blast.

Police shut down the streets around Second and Chickisaw after a postal worker noticed liquid dripping out of a mailbox.

The bomb had apparently already gone off. A postal worker went to the home and contacted the officer's mother-in-law there before calling the Kingston police.

When the police arrived, an officer opened the mailbox again re-igniting the bomb and causing it to smolder.

An isolated event thus far, but other officers have been told not to open their boxes.

Authorities are not releasing the officer's name or why someone would have done this. They did say the bomb was made of hydrochloric acid, a chemical often used in making meth.

This is the third bomb incident in Kingston in the past three months, but this bomb was homemade unlike the other military-issued bombs that have been found.