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Arizona Department of Public Safety's Bomb Squad called out for IED explosive on side of highway

Arrest made after DPS Bomb Squad deals with IED explosive near a highway in Pinal County

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 -

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On Monday, April 2, 2012, Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Bomb Squad was called out to assist Pinal County Sheriff’s Office with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosive found on the side of the road.

After rendering the device safe, the items of evidence were submitted to the DPS Crime lab for testing. Forensic tests identified Jason Mathew Klidy, 31, as the suspect.

On Thursday, April 12, 2012, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Wanted Task Force, Jason Klidy was arrested on an outstanding warrant. An interview was conducted to question Klidy on his involvement with the IED, Klidy admitted to constructing and placing the IED that was found on the side of the road.

Klidy is being held in the Pinal County Jail.

SUSPECT: Jason Mathew Klidy, 31, charges - Misconduct Involving Weapons Class 4 Felony

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.