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Town of Union man, 46, arrested for arson

ENDWELL, N.Y. - A Town of Union man has been arrested for allegedly placing explosive devices on the doorstep of a home in Endwell.

Thursday, 46-year old Marc McKercher was arrested and charged with 1st degree arson.

New York State Police received a complaint of two suspicious packages that were placed at the front steps and lawn of a home on King Street in Endwell.

An investigation revealed the packages were improvised explosive devices that did not detonate successfully.

The New York State Police Bomb Disposal unit was called to the scene and rendered the items safe and secured them from the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

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