The Latest: Arizona police finish processing motorhome


PANACA, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on explosions that killed one person in a small Nevada town (all times local):

7 p.m.

Police in Kingman, Arizona have completed the processing of a bomb scene, and RV park residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

Earlier Friday, police evacuated about 100 people in the RV park while they searched for explosives believed connected to blasts that killed one person in a rural Nevada community.

Police say 15 improvised explosive devices of varying sizes and designs were inside a Kingman motorhome.

Ten of the devices were rendered safe in a vacant field just west of the park, with the other five to be detonated at another location.

Police say the motorhome has been removed and will be secured as evidence. The FBI will take over as the lead agency in the investigation.

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4 p.m.

Police in Kingman, Arizona were still on the scene Friday afternoon where they say numerous improvised explosive devices have been found inside of a motorhome.

Earlier Friday, police evacuated about 100 people in the RV park while they search for explosives believed connected to blasts that killed one person in a rural Nevada community.

Investigators say they hope to have the motorhome rendered safe sometime Friday, which would allow residents to return to their homes.

Police say several IEDs have been systematically removed from the motorhome and rendered safe.

They say there is no longer a safety concern regarding the storage unit as it didn’t contain any items that would be dangerous or hazardous to residents.

Nevada authorities called Kingman police for help investigating the suspect in the explosions Wednesday that tore through a car and a house in the small town of Panaca.

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3:30 p.m.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval visited about 200 people in a town hall-style meeting in the explosion-rocked town of Panaca (pah-NAK’-uh), and spent some time with the family that escaped injury when their home was bombed.

The governor’s chief-of-staff, Mike Willden, says Sandoval assured the Cluff family and neighbors on Friday that the state will help with whatever they need to recover.

Willden says it appears the Cluff family has a lot of support from family members and friends who’ve rallied to help since Tammy Cluff and two daughters ran from the house on Wednesday.

Moments later, the suspect identified as 59-year-old former hospital co-worker Glenn Franklin Jones killed himself with two bomb blasts.

Husband Joshua Cluff and another daughter weren’t at home at the time.

Willden says the investigation is continuing.

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3:20 p.m.

A Nevada hospital administrator described no animosity between a former nurse and two former colleagues whose home he bombed.

All three had worked at Grover C. Dils Medical Center in a town neighboring the rural Mormon enclave of Panaca. Hospital administrator Jason Bleak said Friday that they knew each other personally and all quit their jobs voluntarily at different times over the past two years.

Bleak says they all were “happy people” and didn’t show signs of having problems with each other or with the hospital.

Authorities say Glenn Jones set off a bomb in the home of Joshua and Tiffany Cluff and one in a car outside, killing himself. The Cluffs and their children weren’t hurt.

Joshua Cluff had been Jones’ boss.

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1 p.m.

A neighbor of the man who killed himself by detonating two bombs in the small Nevada town of Panaca says the suspect crafted bombs while in the Army and was depressed following a series of personal tragedies.

Dennis Sanders said he knew Glenn Jones through church and tried to help him overcome depression after his wife’s death and his mother’s suicide.

Sanders said Friday that Jones told him he had bought the gun his mother used to kill herself.

Sanders also said Jones built bombs during his Army stint and did demolition work.

But Sanders says he was surprised to hear that Jones set off the blasts that showered shrapnel and debris across Panaca, which is near the Utah border.

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11:15 a.m.

About 30 people have been allowed back home in a rural Nevada town after authorities say a man killed himself detonating two bombs.

Lincoln County sheriff’s dispatcher Toni Lytle said Friday that the scene in Panaca (pah-NAK’-uh) reopened late Thursday after authorities finished combing the area for more explosives.

Officials say Nevada Division of Forestry inmate firefighters have been brought in to help retrieve debris that the blasts scattered over a 1-mile radius late Wednesday.

The investigation has led four hours away to Kingman, Arizona, where about 100 people have been evacuated from an RV park while police search a motorhome believed owned by the bomber.

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10:15 a.m.

Police evacuated about 100 people at an Arizona RV park while they search for explosives believed connected to blasts that killed one person in a rural Nevada community.

Kingman Deputy Police Chief Rusty Cooper said Friday that it’s expected to take all day to finish searching the 40-foot motorhome, where explosive material and assembled bombs were found Thursday. A storage shed also needs to be searched.

Nevada authorities called Kingman police for help investigating the suspect in the explosions Wednesday that tore through a car and a house in the small town of Panaca.

A temporary shelter has been set up at the local high school for those displaced from the park in an industrial area about a four-hour drive from Panaca.

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9 a.m.

Police in Arizona found explosive material and assembled bombs in a parked RV that’s believed to be connected to two blasts that killed one person and rocked a rural Nevada town.

Deputy Police Chief Rusty Cooper in Kingman, Arizona, said Friday that officers are searching a 40-foot motorhome and storage shed at an RV park that belonged to the suspect in the bombings.

Nevada authorities called Kingman police Thursday to help investigate.

The explosions Wednesday night tore through a car and a house on a quiet residential street in the small farming community of Panaca. The suspect was killed and a young boy nearby suffered minor injuries.

Kingman is a four-hour drive from Panaca, a Mormon enclave near the Utah border.

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5:15 a.m.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is cutting a business trip short so he can tour the site of an explosion where authorities say a man killed himself.

Sandoval is scheduled to join Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee for a briefing and tour Friday in Panaca, a town of about 900 people.

Authorities say a man killed himself when he detonated an explosive in a car and inside a home Wednesday night. A woman and two girls escaped the house before the bombs went off.

Lee said investigators believe they know who the bomber was and that he knew the family, although they haven’t released the suspect’s identity or his relationship to the family.

Sandoval is coming back early from the National Governor’s Association conference in Iowa.

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