Cuyahoga Falls resident charged with felonies in connection with explosion at downtown post office

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Cuyahoga Falls police have arrested a man and charged him with four felonies in connection with an explosion at the Second Street office of the U.S. Post Office this morning.

Shane M. Fraley, 42, will appear in Stow Municipal Court Thursday afternoon. According to Cuyahoga Falls police, shortly before 7:30 this morning, a man walked into the police department lobby "and reported that he had just set off an explosive device in a window well of the United States Post Office located at 2054 Second St."

Officers went to the site, where they discovered damage to a window well and a broken window at the rear of the building, according to police. The Summit County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad was summoned to the scene and assisted Cuyahoga Falls police in searching the building and grounds for additional devices. None were found.

Fraley, 42, has been charged with unlawful possession and manufacturing of a dangerous ordinance, a second-degree felony; arson, a fourth-degree felony; vandalism, a fifth-degree felony; and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

Police said the man acted alone and selected the post office at random.

Representatives of the U.S. Postal Inspectors, as well as the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, were present at the scene and are participating in the investigation, police said.

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