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Suspect in Boston Police Cruiser Blast Held on $750,000

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    Suspect in Boston Police Cruiser Blast Held on $750,000
    Lydia Smith

    A man charged with leaving an explosive device next to a Boston police cruiser has been held on $750,000 bail, but his attorney says his client is the victim of a witch hunt who's been framed by unreliable witnesses.

    Not-guilty pleas were entered on behalf of 42-year-old Asim Kieta at his arraignment Monday on charges including possession of an explosive device and assault with intent to murder.

    The improvised bomb that included a propane tank exploded Friday morning outside a police substation in South Boston. Two officers received minor injuries.

    Kieta's attorney questioned whether a bomb was involved, saying some trash caught fire.

    Viewer Video: Police Cruiser Set on Fire

    [NECN] Viewer Video: Police Cruiser Set on Fire
    Lydia Smith captured this video of the scene in South Boston where a Boston police cruiser was set on fire.
    (Published Friday, Jan. 20, 2017)

    Police have not disclosed a motive but say Kieta was spotted on surveillance video. He was arrested Saturday at his job as a cook.

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