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One Arrest Made In Explosion Investigation


February 07, 2013
Thursday AM

(SitNews) Fairbanks, Alaska - A Fairbanks man was arrested Wednesday for the February 2nd explosion that occurred on a makeshift shooting range in a residential area in Fairbanks. The makeshift range is on the property of a local resident in the area of Heath Way and Gateway.

The explosion was of such magnitude that at least 12 Fairbanks residences were affected. All had multiple items fall off walls and shelves some of which resulted in property damage. At least six of the residences received actual damage to the structures themselves. The blast blew out windows, soffits, vents, and other parts of the homes.

Guy Christopher Mannino, 54 years-of-age of Fairbanks, was arrested Wednesday at the Fairbanks International Airport by Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks International Airport Police.

Mannino was booked into the Fairbanks Correctional Center on one count of Criminal Mischief III for participating in setting off an explosive device that recklessly caused damage to property in the area.

According to information released by the Alaska State Troopers, there is no evidence at this time that suggests that any individual or property was targeted by Mannino. The investigation leading to the arrest was made by the Alaska State Troopers and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Alaska State Troopers are still in the process of collecting information from property owners affected by the explosion and the investigation is ongoing.

Source of News: 

Alaska Department of Public Safety


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