North Dakota: IED Discovered in Private Residence

TRIPwire, 12 February 2020

On 1 February 2020, North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGFD) executed a search warrant at a private residence of a 47-year-old male suspected of trespassing and illegal trapping. NDGFD tracked the suspect at his home after following a radio transmitter implanted in a coyote carcass. During the search, authorities discovered an IED, drug paraphernalia, and a missing Game and Fish trail camera. Media reports indicate the IED, described as a pipe bomb, consisted of a copper pipe capped on both ends containing gunpowder with a drilled hole in one of the caps. The device was removed without incident and the suspect was arrested and charged with felony possession of a destructive device, misdemeanors for reckless endangerment, drug paraphernalia and theft, trespassing, and illegal trapping. The investigation is ongoing.