Arrest Made in Pipe Bomb Attack on Maryland Police Vehicle

Police say a receipt from a fast food restaurant helped them catch the suspect

Authorities say a Thurmont, Maryland, man has been charged in a pipe bomb explosion that damaged a local police department vehicle.

Officials said Saturday that 22-year-old Kyle Rutger Mueller is charged with four counts of possession of a destructive device, two counts of malicious destruction of property and one count of reckless endangerment. 

Officials say the pipe bomb with black powder residue and nails exploded about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, damaging a marked police SUV parked in front of an officer's home on Clark Avenue. No one was hurt.

Police told News4 a Burger King receipt left in a bag of trash found at the scene was traced back to Mueller. 

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Mueller was also seen on surveillance video buying items used to make the explosive device at a Lowe's store in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, police said.

Officers arrested Mueller on Friday.

Mueller was being held on $300,000 bond with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 1, according to online court records.

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