Friday, April 27, 2007

APD Arrests Man Connected To Women's Clinic Bomb


The Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Paul Ross Evans Friday in connection with a pipe bomb found at Austin Women's Clinic.

Evans, 27, was arrested in Austin and will face federal charges, including using weapons of mass destruction.

Evans was on parole at the time of arrest and was placed in federal custody.

Investigators said the homemade explosive was made with two pounds of nails, a propane cylinder and a rocket motor to set it off.

Investigators did not say what lead them to Evans.

"Once we identified where he possibly was, we set up surveillance teams and basically monitored him," said Cmdr. David Carter of Austin Police Department's Homeland Defense Team. "He was taken into custody this morning."

An employee of the clinic at 1902 South Interstate 35 found the package around 2 p.m. Wednesday and called 9-1-1.

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