FBI investigates 2 bombs found near northern Michigan stores

State Police and the FBI are investigating the suspicious packages left outside of cellphone stores.
Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 9:06 AM EDT
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CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (AP with Christine Winter) - (9/20/21) - The FBI is seeking information on two explosive devices found outside cellphone stores in northern Michigan.

Investigators said the bombs, which were defused, were found in suspicious packages left outside a Verizon store in Cheboygan and an AT&T store in Sault Ste. Marie.

Cheboygan authorities say emergency personal were dispatched around 9 a.m. Thursday after an employee reported a suspicious package near the door of the business. A similar device was reported the same day in Sault St. Marie.

The FBI and Michigan State Police believe the devices are related to a series of letters discovered in the Upper Peninsula last month. Investigators said the letters had claimed to have come from the “Coalition for Moral Telecommunications”.

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