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Police: Man Attempts to Bomb Car Dealership in Ga.

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) -- Police say a Johns Creek man has been jailed after he tried to bomb a car dealership in metro Atlanta.

Authorities tell the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 34-year-old Quinton Gregory Smith hurled a homemade explosive device onto the sales lot of RBM Mercedes of Atlanta-North earlier this week.

Smith was arrested Thursday and charged with possession an explosive device and second-degree property damage.

Sheriff Ted Paxton says the device appeared to be lit by Smith but never detonated. It became hot enough to damage the car and melt some asphalt nearby.

Forsyth County Sheriff's spokeswoman Karleen Chalker says GBI explosives specialists are analyzing the compounds found in the device.

Authorities say investigators searched Smith's home and arrested him.

Smith is being held without bond in the Forsyth County Detention Center.


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