Salina man killed by pipe bomb

SALINA, Kansas – Authorities in Salina say an explosion that killed a man in a pickup truck was caused by a pipe bomb in the vehicle’s cab.

KSAL-AM reports the man was identified Tuesday as 46-year-old Salina resident Wayne Guerrant.

The blast happened around 12:30 p.m. Monday while the pickup was parked near a sand volleyball court at a city park. Police found Guerrant badly injured outside the burning vehicle. He later died at a hospital.

Investigators have not determined if the detonation was accidental or intentional. The pipe bomb was described as 5 to 6 inches long.

No other explosive devices were found in the park, but police did find a container of black powder at Guerrant’s home.

Authorities don’t know what Guerrant had planned to do with the bomb.

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