Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 22, 2013

Sleeping Bear Dunes outhouse bombing probed

GLEN ARBOR — Authorities are investigating after a bomb blew up an outhouse in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich said an outdoor toilet valued about $14,000 was "blown apart" in an explosion early Sunday. National Parks Service rangers are leading the investigation with assistance from a Michigan State Police bomb squad, an FBI bomb technician and Leelanau County sheriff's deputies.

"They don't have a suspect yet," Borkovich said.

The bomb incident does not appear connected to two federal raids on properties in Sutton Bay and Leland Township on Oct. 4, Borkovich said.

See Wednesday's Record-Eagle for additional coverage.

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