DENVER — A man arrested in last month’s small explosion near a Colorado NAACP office told investigators he was targeting an accountant who worked in the same building.
Court records filed Friday allege 44-year-old Thaddeus Murphy admitted to making a pipe bomb because he was distraught over financial problems. The records show Murphy was upset because the accountant wouldn’t return his tax records or phone calls.
Murphy was charged with arson of a building and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The accountant ran his business out of the same building as offices of the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP.
No one was hurt in the explosion adjacent to a wall of Mr. G’s Hair Design Studios, a barber shop.
The blast caused only minor damage but rattled nerves due to its proximity to the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.
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