DOVER, N.H. (AP) – A firefighter who found a device resembling a bomb in his car says he remains on edge about the incident.

Patrick Gorman, 38, of South Berwick, Maine, reported finding a possible explosive in his glove compartment shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday.

Downtown Dover was shut down for four hours as police removed the device and destroyed it.

Sgt. Bill Breault said local, state and federal investigators determined that it was a simulated bomb.

“The device is made up of actual bomb components, however one of the components needed to make the device active was missing. We don’t know if it was intentionally left out or an oversight,” he said Monday.

Gorman said he doesn’t know why someone would target him.

“I think it’s a threat,” he said Sunday. “If he’s capable of making it look that good, then whoever it is capable of making it real.”

He said he’s going to be sure to lock the doors to his car from now on, even when parked at home or work.

“It’s definitely going to change how I do things,” he said, “but I’m not going to let it shut me in my house for the rest of my life. That’s what this person wants.”

Police have said they don’t have any suspects.


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