'Scary' situation for neighbors of Plano bomb suspect




Posted on June 19, 2012 at 11:23 PM

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PLANO — Investigators returned to a home in the 3200 block of Anchor Lane in Plano Tuesday night.

While the FBI will not identify a suspect, residents on the quiet residential street believe the man who detonated an explosive device near a gas regulator station late Sunday night is one of their neighbors.

"I feel safe, but it is still sort of scary," said Heather Sumrow, who lives a few doors down. "What was his reasoning? We want to know why. We want to understand: Did someone upset him? Or is he just not right in the head? What was the point?"

The FBI will only confirm an explosion happened at the natural gas regulator station in the 3600 block of West Parker Road. The agency emphasizes there is no further threat to public safety.

Agents said they did remove explosive devices from the home on Anchor Lane, and early Tuesday morning they were detonated in rural Kaufman County.

Neighbor Kyley DeYoung said thinking about the potential danger that was across the street is frightening.

"What could he have come up with?" she asked. "What he could potentially do is a little nerve racking."

The FBI is working with the U.S. Attorney's office on potential charges. The suspect's injuries are believed to be severe.

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