Tirar Tortorello charged in pipe bomb incident

Tirar Tortorello is accused of placing three pipe bombs underneath his neighbor’s porch in Laconia, N.H., on March 10, 2023. (Belknap County Jail)

A New Hampshire man was arrested for allegedly placing several pipe bombs underneath the porch of one of his neighbors.

Tirar Tortorello, 53, stands accused on three counts of possessing an infernal machine, according to Belknap County jail records.

A statute in the Nutmeg State defines an “infernal machine” as “any device which would endanger life or do damage to property, or both, by fire or explosion, whether or not contrived to ignite or explode automatically and whether or not disguised so as to appear harmless.”

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

Tirar Tortorello charged in pipe bomb incident

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