6-year sentence for bomb explosion
A Portland man who ignited a pipe bomb in a Fred Meyer store has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison. Police went to the southeast Portland store in May 2016 after being alerted that someone had placed a small pipe bomb in an aisle.
The bomb detonated shortly before officers arrived. The explosion damaged the aisle, but nobody was hurt.
DNA collected from a piece of electrical tape was matched to Monte Kaija, a convicted felon. The 47-year-old was sentenced Monday.
He had previously pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered destructive device. He told investigators he detonated the bomb as a diversion so he could shoplift.
Coyote, not cougar, attack in Portland
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a small dog attacked in Portland last week was likely bitten by a coyote, not a cougar as initially reported.
A woman reported that the dog was in her yard when a cougar attacked early Thursday. The dog suffered two puncture wounds but survived and is expected to make a full recovery.
ODFW later examined the bite marks and determined they were likely inflicted by a coyote.