Tirar Tortorello charged in pipe bomb attack

Tirar Tortorello is charged with planting three pipe bombs on his neighbor’s porch in Laconia, NH on March 10, 2023. (Belknap County Jail)

A New Hampshire man has been arrested for allegedly placing several pipe bombs on a neighbor’s porch.

Tirar Tortorello, 53, is charged with three counts of possession of an infernal machine, according to Belknap County Jail records.

A Nutmeg state law defines an “infernal machine” as “any device that would endanger life or cause property damage, or both, by fire or explosion, whether or not designed to ignite or explode automatically and whether or not disguised to appear harmless.”

The charge is considered a Class A felony under New Hampshire law.

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