Facebook tip leads to arrest in Pekin, IL pipe bomb explosion

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Marc A. McCulley, photo from Pekin Police Department's Facebook page

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a pipe bomb that exploded under a bridge over the Illinois River in central Illinois.

Pekin police say Marc McCulley was arrested early Sunday, February 28, 2016 after police got a tip on the department’s Facebook page.

No one was hurt when the device detonated Friday under the Pekin Bridge.

According to the Facebook post, McCulley was arrested for possession of explosives or incendiary devices, reckless conduct, and disorderly conduct.


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