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Mailbox blown up on North Madison Friday evening

MASON CITY – A mailbox in front of a house on the 1500 block of North Madison was blown up sometime Friday evening.

The residents of the home acknowledged the incident Saturday evening, but said “it wasn’t really a big deal.”

According to nearby residents who contacted NIT, “last night a mail box was blown up. The police were called and to no surprise nobody cares because its the north end!! The officer said what do you want me to do?”

Sources say at least 5 neighbors heard a device explode in the mailbox, which they say was so damaged from the incident that a new mailbox was installed Saturday.  There were no details on what caused the explosion.  The people at the house would not answer any questions about the incident.

This is not the first time the 1500 block of North Madison has seen trouble.

On August 11, 2011, a man barricaded himself in his house on that street after a domestic situation with his wife.  A SWAT team showed up and drew high-powered weapons and pointed them at a house there.  One man said of that incident, “I told my wife to come check it out, the sniper sneaking up the alley.”  A man was eventually taken into custody after that standoff.

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