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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Beauty queen accused of throwing homemade bombs

Utah – An 18-year-old Utah hometown beauty pageant winner was among four people arrested on suspicion of throwing homemade bombs at houses in a Salt Lake City suburb over the weekend, authorities said.

Beauty queen Kendra Gill, crowned Miss Riverton in June, and three other 18-year-olds were arrested on suspicion of detonating incendiary devices during a bomb-throwing spree, Unified Fire Authority Captain Clint Mecham said.

“This wasn’t just like kids blowing up a mailbox,” he said.

Police received numerous calls late on Friday about the sound of explosions or gunshots in a Riverton neighborhood where investigators later found remnants of bombs constructed from household chemicals, aluminum foil and plastic water bottles. Full Article

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