NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) A man was arrested Thursday and accused of trying to kill his ex-wife with a package bomb sent to the plumbing-supply company where she worked. The package contained a note saying, You are the weakest link, goodbye.
Christopher Joseph Bishop, a 34-year-old computer consultant from Seattle, was arrested near Waco, Texas, where he was staying on a business trip. He faces charges of making and mailing an explosive device.
Traci Kilgroe-Bishop, 33, opened the package addressed to her Wednesday at Apex Supply Co. in Norcross, near Atlanta. It exploded, but she suffered only minor burns on her hands and face.
Another employee was standing nearby and was blinded briefly by the blast. Both women were treated at a hospital and released.
The package contained a note saying, This is all your fault and You are the weakest link, goodbye, according to court papers.
Bishop mailed a second bomb to an Apex warehouse in Lawrenceville, but only to mislead investigators, federal agents said. No one was injured when that bomb blew up a few hours after the first.
Both devices were designed to spray drywall screws and nails but did not work as intended.
A search of Bishops hotel room turned up diagrams of the explosive devices, and he confessed to building and sending them, authorities said.
Bishop mailed both bombs last weekend when he was in the Atlanta area to visit his 4-year-old daughter, said John C. Killorin, agent in charge of the Atlanta office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Bishop apparently built the devices at his parents home near Atlanta, prosecutors said. A search of the home turned up items similar to those used to build the devices.
Bishop was jailed in Waco. He did not have an attorney Thursday afternoon.
Apex Supply is owned by The Home Depot, the home improvement chain.
Soon after the first explosion, a bomb threat at Home Depots nearby headquarters prompted the company to evacuate 4,000 employees. No bomb was found. Investigators said Bishop was not responsible for that threat.
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