Suspect in Wisconsin Clinic Bombing Detained


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Wisconsin police believe they may have found the person responsible for the bombing and fire at one of the state’s few reproductive health clinics that provides abortions.

The Appleton Post Crescent reports:

Police say they have arrested the person they think placed a homemade explosive device that went off Sunday and damaged Planned Parenthood’s Gillett Street clinic.

Police said today they identified the man after reviewing surveillance footage.

The man was booked into the Outagamie County Jail on Monday evening on a probation violation. No charges have yet been referred to prosecutors.

“The focus today is to determine what else we can discover that might link this person to the situation,” said Grand Chute Police Chief Greg Peterson.

The suspect was apprehended after a car matching description witness descriptions and surveillance video was found involved in an accident near the clinic.

In a statement, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin president and CEO Teri Huyck expressed gratitude for the quick work at finding the suspect. 

“As a trusted nonprofit health care provider, patient health and safety is our top priority. We applaud law enforcement who were able to work so quickly to apprehend a suspect. Violence in our society should never be tolerated. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the law enforcement agencies working with us to ensure Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin continues to be a safe and trusted health care provider for Wisconsin women and families.”

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