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Genesee County man arrested for alleged possession of pipe bomb

Posted at 12:28 PM, Jul 09, 2021

BYRON, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Genesee County Sheriff's Office says a Byron man has been arrested for allegedly possessing a pipe bomb.

According to officials, deputies found that 49-year-old Donald Read allegedly possessed a pipe bomb and a knife with metal knuckles on the handle, and a separate set of metal knuckles during an investigation on Tuesday.

Read was charged with criminal possession of an explosive weapon in the third degree and two counts of a criminal weapon in the third degree for a previous conviction.

Read is scheduled to appear in Byron Town Court on Monday.