Suspect Arrested in Maryland Pipe Bomb Explosion

A suspect in a March 16 pipe bomb explosion in Potomac, Md., is under arrest.

Fire and explosives investigators from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, with help from Virginia State Police, executed an arrest warrant in Marshall, Va., this morning and took 68-year-old Farzin Sadeghi in to custody.

The bomb exploded at about 9:15 p.m. March 16 at a $3.3 million home in the 9200 block of Inglewood Drive.

The explosion blew out a window and damaged one room. No one was home at the time, and no one was injured. Authorities said that if anyone had been in the vicinity of the explosion, they could have died.

Fire Chief Richard Bowers is confident the man responsible is in custody.

Sadeghi was identified as a suspect early on with additional help from FBI, ATF and Montgomery County police.

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