Man charged after planting explosive device in Atlantic City
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Man charged after planting explosive device in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – The Atlantic City Police Department arrested Stacy Thomas, 38, of Atlantic City, following an explosion that occurred on a sidewalk in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue in the early morning hours of July 10, 2024.

At 2:03 a.m., Officer Odalys Filippi-Sarmiento witnessed the explosion while on patrol. She saw a person running from the scene but stopped to see if any of the victims needed medical attention. Officer Filippi-Sarmiento found no injuries and confirmed that no buildings or businesses were damaged. Surveillance footage helped identify the fleeing suspect.

The police Bomb Squad, with assistance from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, assessed the scene. Investigators determined that Thomas placed four butane canisters on the sidewalk and lit the fuse, which caused the explosion.

At approximately 4:00 a.m., Officer Cuong Sam stopped Thomas in the 1100 block of Arctic Avenue without incident.

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