Explosive device found in package to Ariz. sheriff
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks next to his wife Ava Arpaio on election night in November.
April 12th, 2013
07:18 AM ET

Explosive device found in package to Ariz. sheriff

Authorities intercepted a suspicious package with explosives that was addressed to tough-talking Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

U.S. Postal Inspector Andrew Rivas in Flagstaff screened the package Thursday and realized it was suspicious enough to call the local police bomb squad and the FBI.

"We evacuated the post office, got all our employees to safety," Rivas told CNN affiliate KTVK.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said Flagstaff police X-rayed the package and neutralized it Thursday night.

Filed under: Arizona • Crime • Joe Arpaio
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  1. Rascal Rabble

    ...above the law doesn't seem likah a high place anymore..

    April 12, 2013 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • ronald reagan

      enforcing the law is hateful to liberals

      April 15, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rebecca

    Crazy liberals at it again while claiming to protect human rights.

    April 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©


      April 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rebecca

      I meant who is trying to keep illegals out? Sheriff Joe and the republicans. Who is trying to give illegals every right that legal people have ie: voting privelages because its a "basic right"? Yup liberals and the current regime in office. So what better message to send than a bomb thru the US Postal service

      April 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      As-wipe republicans going ahead denying rights to people not like them.

      April 12, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • leahcima1

      It is people like you who are a cancer on our society.

      April 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin Cameron

      Your husband dreams of other women Rebecca

      April 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • KatyJane

      How many times have you dealt with a bomb in your work place? But you think the CIVILAINS in the US Postal service should? How is that American?

      April 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. justeye

    Somebody must have got a pretty bad deal in arizona.

    April 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    That Supremacist gang at it again??

    April 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 12, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    I would like to see the same story but with a name changed too.......rebeca. Boy how funny that would be.

    April 12, 2013 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    you and the nazi right wing tea party type lost.....will allways lose....remember that.

    April 12, 2013 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Troy

      s kel, You have a lot of hate. Why would you wish anyone dead? I think you are also confused on what Nazi and Tea Party is. Nazi want total government control, while the Tea Party wants less government and more individual responsability. So it is kind of hard to be a Nazi Tea Partier.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. peick

    I find it interesting that the people who disagree with Arpaio feel that a bomb is justifiable. Thank you for showing your true colors. I would have imagined you believed in everyone's right to safety and fair treatment, but I guess that sentiment ends when you have labeled someone an enemy.

    April 15, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Bobson

      You want to talk true colors? Timothy McVeigh, Eric Rudolph... yeah, those true White American colors.

      April 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. leo

    wish they had succeeded, he is a tyrant, even criminals are still human beings, wich he does not treat them as such

    April 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      @leo that's so messed up I'm not even sure where to start. Seek therapy for the rest of us. PLEASE.

      April 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raymond Mazur

      Leo, you got it right my friend, this sheriff is not human just look at him or his wife!

      April 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff

    Joe, Give them hel_, and don't let the cons get you down. You are the only guy willing to treat the crooks like they should be . Dress them in pink, put them in tents and make them work during the day. Like Joe said also, "The military in Iraq and Afghanistan don't have it as good as the convicts in the States.

    April 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. maxer

    the tea party trying to blame some illegal for this?,

    April 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Robin

    Arpaio probably sent the package to himself. His name hasn't been mentioned much lately, guess he was feeling insignificant.

    April 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Holmes

    I see where this and Boston is going now... Blame liberals for terror when both ideologies are in on it, but notice how only liberals get killed (JFK,RFK, X, etc,) but so-called conservatives only get 'attempts' (weak at that) made on them.

    April 15, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liberty59

      Should I remind you that Martin Luther King was conservative? Idiot.

      April 16, 2013 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  14. Dave

    Do you think that this bomb is related to the ones in Boston today? It could be a Timothy McVee copycat. Today is tax deadline day . Perhaps they want to send a message.

    April 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • KatyJane

      No I do not think this has anything to do with Boston.

      It might be – as in 50-50 odds – related to the Correction Officials that have been murdered in the southern US (I can not think of hte names of the states right now – so I hope I got the region correct).

      April 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. snowleopard

    This happened last Thursday, but it is making headlines 4 days later? This is the Arpio PR machine at work, he never misses an opportunity to show what a valuable target he is.

    April 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
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