Moscow man blows off fingers with homemade pipe bomb

Published On: Jul 18 2013 11:51:18 AM PDT   Updated On: Jul 18 2013 12:32:21 PM PDT
MOSCOW, Idaho -

A 22-year-old Moscow man lost several fingers when he tried to ignite a homemade pipe bomb in Latah County Wednesday night.

Sheriff’s deputies say the man and his brother drove out to Darby Road just north of town to set off a six-inch PVC pipe bomb that the victim packed with gunpowder.

The device detonated in the man’s hand and the brothers then called 911 and drove to Gritman Medical Center in Moscow in their own vehicle. 

Deputies are investigating the incident and plan to refer the case to the Latah County prosecutor’s office for possible charges.

The identities of the two men have not been released.