Smithfield police arrest man for placing explosive device that destroyed a home's window

  • Source: WLNE-TV ABC 6 Providence
  • Published: 05/28/2020 09:53 AM

Police say they have arrested a man for placing an explosive device after residents heard an explosion at 5 a.m. Wednesday. Anthony Rubino, 35, is facing charges of Placing an Explosive Device, 4th-degree arson, and Vandalism/ Malicious Injury to Property. Smithfield Police say they were dispatched at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday to Greenbrier Road for a report of a window damaged by some type of explosive device at a home. When police arrived they observed that the window and screen had been destroyed and charring could be seen on the frame. The resident and numerous neighbors told police that they heard some type of explosion at 5 a.m. Police say evidence indicated that a small improvised explosive device caused the damage to the home.


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