It looks like “America’s toughest sheriff” was the intended victim of a mailbomb attack:
Authorities are investigating an explosive device addressed to Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” known for his tough treatment of jail inmates and cracking down on illegal immigrants.
The device intercepted in Flagstaff late Thursday was in a package addressed to Arpaio at his downtown Phoenix office, Arpaio’s office said in a statement.
It appeared suspicious, so it was X-rayed and the device was detected. A bomb squad team neutralized the explosive, the statement said.
Arpaio’s chief deputy, Jerry Sheridan, told The Arizona Republic that investigators believe the package was picked up on Thursday at a rural Post Office box. Flagstaff is about 140 miles north of Phoenix.
Following the killing of a West Virginia sheriff last week, Arpaio said elected law enforcement officials across the nation seem to be targeted.
Arpaio has a long enemies list that includes common criminals, drug cartels, prison gangs, and liberal politicians from the local stooges all the way to Congress and the Obama White House. My guess this probably from the same sort of goon that has been taking out district attorneys in Texas, and the prison chief in Colorado, meaning prison gangs or cartels.