The Daily Mail reports Ronald Cyr,65, was shot and killed by a homemade security device that he set up on the front door to prevent home intruders. He contacted 911 telling the operator that he had been shot in his own home. The Van Buren Police Department described the scene on their official Facebook page:
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“While on scene, officers discovered that the front door of the residence had been outfitted with a device designed to fire a handgun should anyone attempt to enter the door. Other unknown devices were also discovered alarming investigators to contact the Maine State Police Bomb Squad.”
Officers also found various traps and devices in the home and called in the state’s bomb squad as an extra precaution. Cyr succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at a local hospital.
“Following an extensive investigation that lasted into the early morning hours by the Maine State Police, the Maine State Police Bomb Squad and the Van Buren Police Department, it was determined that Mr. Cyr had been shot as the result of the unintentional discharge of one of his homemade devices.”
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