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A man police believe is the suspect in a bombing that damaged the side of a building housing the Colorado National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) branch last month has been arrested.

Police have not filed official charges against Thaddeus Murphy, but investigators say the 44-year-old man may have been targeting a tax-filing business in the building, not the civil rights organization.

From 9News:

According to high-level sources close to the investigation, Murphy’s home was searched and investigators found items that connect to the bombing.

Murphy told investigators he intended to target the tax preparation company and not the NAACP during an interview, according to sources.

This isn’t Murphy’s first run-in with the law — in 2008 he pled guilty to felony theft.


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