UPDATE: Person Identified in Parson Street Pipe Bomb Incident.

Parson St. Blocked Off by Presque Isle Police Department in Presque Isle
Parson St. Blocked Off by Presque Isle Police Department in Presque Isle(WAGM)
Published: Aug. 18, 2022 at 5:50 PM EDT
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UPDATE : 08/25/2022 1:53 pm

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) -Medical Examiners have released the name of a man found dead in a Presque Isle apartment building On August 18th.

The person was identified as William Anderson, according to Lindsey Chasteen, administrator at the chief medical examiner’s office in Augusta.

Anderson’s cause of death is still being studied, Chasteen added.

***UPDATE 8/23/2022 2:17 PM***

On Thursday, August 18, 2022 the Maine State Police Bomb Team and Fire Marshal Office responded to a residence on Parson’s Street in Presque Isle for reports of a suspicious device. The device was a pipe bomb. The bomb team retrieved the device and made it inoperable. FMO investigators began conducting an investigation in an effort to determine who had the device and how it got there. Investigators have since determined that the device belonged to the deceased and that it was handmade. The investigation is still on going.

Parsons Street in Presque Isle was blocked off for part of Thursday, Here is the Press release put out by the Presque isle Police Department late Thursday afternoon

PRESQUE ISLE POLICE DEPARTMENT 43 North Street, Suite 2 Presque Isle, Maine 04769

Media Release

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, at approximately 2:00 PM, the Presque Isle Police Department responded to a call of a deceased male residing at 17 Parsons Street. During the death investigation a suspicious package was located at the residence, causing Presque Isle officers to vacate the premises and shut down the road. There is no danger to the public. The incident is still under investigation by the Presque Isle Police Department. The individual’s name is also being withheld at this time. Our thoughts go out to the family members of the deceased. Additional information to follow as events unfold