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    MI - Suspected car bomb hurts man & two children

    I will look for more articles. Right off the bat the business/industrial/under an overpass type area seems strange.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44607642...me_and_courts/

    A blast that turned a vehicle along a Michigan street into a blackened shell and seriously injured a man and two children inside may have been the work of a car bomb, police said Wednesday

    More at link.

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    Good pic at the below link. The area is wooded. Not at all what I was picturing. I wonder if this is a route they usually took? At that time of night were they on their way home?

    http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fi...oe-County.html

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    The ATF has taken over the investigation of a car explosion that left a man and his two children seriously injured in Monroe on Tuesday night.
    The Volvo station wagon was traveling on East Elm Avenue, near the ramp to I-75, at 5:41 p.m. when it exploded, Monroe police said in a statement. Investigators on the scene found evidence of a car bomb, according to the statement.

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    http://www.freep.com/article/2011092...sey=nav%7Chead

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    well this is scary! (about 40 minutes from me too ;-)

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    A Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy told Action News the investigation is criminal and a news conference will be held later Wednesday morning.

    Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/...#ixzz1YbMRtZJs
    we should be hearing more soon

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    Police did not publicly identify the three victims or say who owns the vehicle. The Monroe Evening News reported law enforcement officials saying the father, reportedly a divorce attorney from Sylvania, Oh., pulled his sons from the burning vehicle.
    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2011/09/...-van-explodes/

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    Monroe police are investigating what caused an explosion in a vehicle that hurt a father and his two young sons Tuesday night.
    Police said the explosion happened near the intersection of Elm Avenue and I-75 in a wooded area.
    The father and two boys were taken to St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, where they were in serious condition.
    Local 4 has learned that the father is Erik Chappell, an Ohio-based attorney.
    Police said the cause of the explosion was being investigated as a possible car bomb or electrical malfunction, but nothing had been confirmed.
    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/29251501/detail.html

    great pictures at link as well... was on a road...

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    found EC's sylvania, ohio law website.

    wonder if someone could have put a bomb in his car??? he practices a wide variety of law it appears... hopefully it was just mechanical and he and his children will be okay!

    http://www.lydenlaw.com/Attorneys/chappell.htm


    eta: he seems to litigate a lot of business disputes now that I am reading more

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    sorry to post again LOL... but just wanted to share that St. Vincent's in Toledo has the BEST burn unit in the area where the crash happened. I am sure they are getting good care there and wish their family the best for a speedy recovery.....

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    Law enforcement officials and attorneys said the victim is Erik G. Chappell, whose law practice is based in Sylvania, Ohio, but who lives in the county. His two sons, believed to be aged 11 and 13, were seriously injured and are in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
    http://www.monroenews.com/article/20...WS01/110929999


    this article is also saying:

    a bomb denoted in their car as they were driving


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    well it gets more interesting.....

    Lyden, Liebenthal & Chappell law firm confirmed that the victims were Erik G. Chappell, one of their attorneys, and his two children. The firm's website lists Chappell as the Managing Member of the litigation department.

    The Monroe News reports Chappell is involved in a high-profile case involving hot dog stand owners who sued the city in 2009 after they were banned from operating their carts.
    http://www.northwestohio.com/news/st...6#.TnoIpnP42Xw

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    http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fi...oe-County.html



    the car was in motion when it exploded... one commenter on this article says based on the map it looks like EC had gotten off 75... article also says that he lives in Monroe county so he could live around the area.....

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    Local 4 has learned that the father is Erik Chappell, an Ohio-based attorney, but who lives in southern Michigan's LaSalle. Sources said Chappell was taking his sons to practice in a Monroe football junior league for fourth, fifth and sixth graders.
    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/29251501/detail.html
    ((very good video here))

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    Exclamation oh my!

    Federal authorities have taken over the investigation into who planted a bomb in a Michigan family's van, which exploded Tuesday night.
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Detroit office spokesman Donald Dawkins said the explosive device had a timing mechanism.
    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/29251501/detail.html

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    10k reward for information offered

    ATF agents announced Wednesday a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a possible car bombing in Monroe, Michigan Tuesday.

    Special Agent, Donald Dawkins, announced the offer during a Wednesday noon news conference. He also stated, the explosion was 'above and beyond' any mechanical failure. Dawkins stated, the three persons in the vehicle are 'fortunate to be alive.
    http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/lo...jures-3-people

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