The San Juan Daily Star
FBI sends device found in LUMA office to Virginia for analysis
By The Star Staff
Joseph González, special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Juan Office, said Wednesday that investigators had not yet confirmed if a device found in the commercial office of LUMA Energy is a bomb.
“We have taken custody of the device and we will send it to our laboratory for analysis and determine if it was a bomb or not,” González said in a radio interview.
“A bomb has four or five components to classify it as such,” he added. “The full analysis is done in our lab in Virginia.”
González said the priority is to find the author or authors responsible for placing the device in the commercial office of LUMA Energy in Guayama. Asked if the device could qualify as a bomb, he replied: “I don’t feel comfortable saying it’s a bomb until the final exam is done.” He added that the device “does not seem to be very complex.”
The results of the lab analysis of the device had not been disclosed as of press time Wednesday.
On Monday, authorities reported the discovery of the device in Guayama, where local authorities had referred to it as a bomb.