Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News

Arizona man loses leg in explosion

TACNA, Ariz. -- A southwestern Arizona man remained hospitalized Thursday with leg injuries in what authorities suspect was a pipe bomb explosion.

Yuma County sheriff's Capt. Eben Bratcher said Kobey Coulter, 31, was tinkering with explosives inside a shipping container Tuesday. Deputies arrived at his home to find him with severe leg injuries.

Bratcher said the Tacna man lost his left leg below the knee, and doctors were working to save his right leg.

Deputies serving a search warrant at Coulter's home Wednesday said they found items used to make pipe bombs.

It is illegal to manufacture improvised explosive devices. Bratcher said authorities will review the case to determine whether to file charges against Coulter.

World Class Arizona

  • APSWorld Class Arizona with Arizona's largest and longest-serving electricity utility. APS serves more than 1.2 million customers in 11 of the state's 15 counties.

Voice For A Better Arizona

About the Author


Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News