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US Homemade booby trap in Maine kills man who rigged it to protect residence

20:40  01 december  2019
20:40  01 december  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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A Maine man who rigged his home with booby traps to thwart intruders has been killed after tripping one of his own devices. Illinois man , 48, is convicted in booby - trap shotgun killing . Police said officers on the scene then found the front door had been booby - trapped with a device

A man was shot and killed after he set off a booby trap in his own home on Thanksgiving night. Ronald Cyr, 65, of Van Buren, Maine died of injuries sustained at his home on Nov. 28 after a handgun that was designed to fire upon anybody entering the front door of his residence went off.

A Maine man who rigged his home with booby traps to thwart intruders has been killed after tripping one of his own devices.

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Van Buren police said they were called to Ronald Cyr’s home on Thanksgiving Day in the early evening after he called 911 to report he had been shot.

“Regretfully, Mr. Cyr succumbed to the injuries he sustained from the gunshot,” police said in a news release.

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Police said officers on the scene then found the front door had been booby-trapped with a device designed to fire a handgun should anyone attempt to enter through the door.

Other unknown devices were also discovered, causing alarmed investigators to contact the Maine State Police Bomb Squad, police said.

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After an extensive investigation, it was determined Cyr has been shot as the result of the unintentional discharge of one of his homemade devices, they said.

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