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Evansville man indicted in alleged bomb threat incident

Evansville man indicted in alleged bomb threat incident

Bill Stephens

November 2nd, 2016

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An Evansville man was indicted Tuesday in federal court after he allegedly sent a simulated bomb in a mail package along with a threatening letter to the Diamond Valley Postal Station. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler says 21 year old Kevin K. McCaffery was charged with one count of conveying false misleading information and two counts of mailing threatening communications.

According to the release, McCaffery is alleged to have mailed a letter to the Postmaster at the Diamond Valley Postal Station located on Cross Valley Circle on Evansville’s Northside. Inside the package was a letter stating “death to all infidels” and a simulated explosive device using wires and parts of an e-cigarette. On May 17, 2016 authorities say a postal employee opened the package and discovered the contents.

The package was reportedly destroyed by the Evansville Police Department Bomb Squad but authorities say no actual bomb was found and no employees were injured.

According to U.S. Attorney Todd Shellenbarger, who is prosecuting this case for the government, McCaffery faces up to five years in prison and a 250-thousand dollar fine if convicted.

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