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Apr 30, 2013 11:15 PM

Explosive Found Outside Corbin Police Chief's Home

The Corbin police chief found a makeshift bomb outside his home over the weekend, three grenades, tied together. Now investigators want to know who's responsible and whether they were targeting the city's head law enforcement official.

Around 3:15 Sunday morning Police Chief David Campbell heard what he thought were gunshots outside his home near Gordon Hill Pike. Police say when he went outside to investigate Chief Campbell saw a man with a gun. The chief chased after him but lost him. When he returned home Chief Campbell found the makeshift bomb.

"He actually found three grenades tied together, the fuse out of a grenade tied together with a power cord. Like a parachute cord," says Capt. Coy Wilson.

Corbin police called in the Kentucky State Police Hazardous Device Unit along with A.T.F. Agents to detonate the explosive. Police have no description of the man and don't know where the explosives came from but say it's put the department on edge.

"It makes you a little uncomfortable, uneasy," says Capt. Wilson.

Police have stepped up patrols in the area, which makes neighbor Katherine Hill feel safer but she worries about her neighbor, Chief Campbell.

"Scares us half to death. We'd do anything we could to protect him. He would us. David would go the limit to protect us," says Hill.

Police don't have a description of the man. If you have any information, please call Corbin Police or Kentucky State Police.

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