Arrest Made After Man Throws Explosive Near Boulder (CO) Fire Station

A man has been arrested after he allegedly taped a road flare to a propane tank and threw it at people.

A man has been arrested after he allegedly taped a road flare to a propane tank and threw it at people outside a Boulder fire station, reports Daily Camera.

Firefighters were able to put down the fire from the device. A firefighter told the Daily Camera that the device potentially could have caused a large explosion.

Mark Stephen Szyperek was arrested on suspicion of four counts of attempted first-degree assault with a deadly weapon, fourth-degree arson and possession of explosives. Firefighters were familiar with Szyperek as he lives near the fire station and had been throwing rocks at the fire station the day prior.

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