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Burger King Receipt Leads to Arrest of Md. Pipe Bomb Suspect

Police say a receipt from a fast food restaurant helped them catch the suspect



    Police have arrested a Maryland man for making a pipe bomb that detonated on a police officer's car. News4's Darcy Spencer reports. (Published Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016)

    Authorities say a Thurmont, Maryland, man has been charged in a pipe bomb explosion that damaged a local police department vehicle.

    Officials said Saturday that 22-year-old Kyle Rutger Mueller is charged with four counts of possession of a destructive device, two counts of malicious destruction of property and one count of reckless endangerment. 

    Officials say the pipe bomb with black powder residue and nails exploded about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, damaging a marked police SUV parked in front of an officer's home on Clark Avenue. No one was hurt.

    Police told News4 a Burger King receipt left in a bag of trash found at the scene was traced back to Mueller. 

    Mueller was also seen on surveillance video buying items used to make the explosive device at a Lowe's store in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, police said.

    Officers arrested Mueller on Friday.

    Mueller was being held on $300,000 bond with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 1, according to online court records.