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Charges Dropped In Potomac Pipe Bomb Case

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors in Montgomery County have dropped charges against a man arrested in connection with a pipe bomb that exploded outside a Potomac house.

The State’s Attorney’s office said Tuesday it was dropping the case against Farzin Sadeghi pending additional forensics tests. Sadeghi was arrested in April, one month after a device left outside a Potomac house exploded and damaged a front window and room.

No one was home at the time.

Seth Zucker, a spokesman for the State’s Attorney’s office, says prosecutors are awaiting forensics tests and will have the option of re-filing the case.

Sadeghi’s attorney, Robert Bonsib, said in an e-mail that his client had “lived under this cloud for three months” and hopes that prosecutors will officially close the matter after completing their investigation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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