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Mass. House for Sale Was Wired to Explode: Police

Police say the device was wired to detonate when a lamp or wall switch was flipped

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    House for Sale Was Wired to Explode: Police

    (Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015)

    A house set to go on sale in Milton, Massachusetts, was wired to explode if someone just flipped a light switch, police said Tuesday.

    Attention was initially called to the home on Craig Street when the homeowner and an electrician came to the house as part of a pre-sale inspection. The electrician immediately determined that a device in the home was suspicious.

    Police and the bomb squad responded and disabled the device. Police say the device was wired to detonate when a lamp or wall switch was flipped. The wires ran through the entire house, including the rafters.

    According to police, they were called to the house one week ago for a vandalism complaint. They say someone had plugged all of the drains with cement.

    Boston Police and Milton Police are searching for the individuals renting the home. They say everyone connected to the house are being considered persons of interest.

    Police continue to investigate the home. Craig Street, which was closed off Tuesday, has since reopened.