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FLORIDIOT: Boynton Man Stashes Pipe Bombs In Box Addressed To Self

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Pipe Bombs Led To Evacuations, Police Found Suspect In Minutes

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UPDATE (August 13, 2020 at 1:25 p.m.) Boynton Beach Police reports that the FBI has taken over the case.

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — It took Boynton Beach Police and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office just minutes to find the man they say is responsible for a find of pipe bombs Wednesday night — a find that led to a mass evacuation in the area of Old Boynton rad and Congress Avenue.

According to police, someone watching the police activity told an officer, “there’s a resident named Greg who makes his own explosives and sets them off periodically.”

Greg isn’t all that bright, according to police. He placed the bomb making equipment in a dumpster — in a box addressed to himself.

Greg isn’t all that bright, according to police. He placed the bomb making equipment in a dumpster — in a box addressed to himself.

Here’s text from the police report. Download the entire report, below.

“While securing the area for Boynton Beach Police, crime scene and PBSO bomb technicians, I located a brown cardboard box that was sitting on top of an opened dumpster which was placed along the side of the road just west of 1250 Old Boynton Road. It should be noted the aforementioned building is an apartment complex which contains approximately 12 units. The box was partially open and I could clearly see black plastic bottles and prescription medication type bottles protruding from the opening. The box was addressed to (suspect) GREGORY HAASZE with an address of 1250 Old Boynton Road Apartment 305, Boynton Beach, FL 33426.”

“BBPD crime scene checked the box and the contents of the dumpster and located several bottles of black gunpowder, and several additional destructive devices. Officers formed a perimeter around apartment 305 to secure it based on the information gleaned from the package in the dumpster. While officers were standing in front of the apartment, HAASZE exited the residence and turned himself over to patrol officers. As HAASZE approached the officers, he spontaneously uttered he was the reason why law enforcement was there and the stuff in the dumpster was his.”

Read the complete arrest report, below.


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