MCFRS News Release

Pipe Bomb Arrest

Fire and Explosive Investigators from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, in concert with Virginia State Police, arrested 68-year-old Farzin Sadeghi (Sa-Dee-Gee), of Marshall, Virginia and Gaithersburg, Maryland this morning at 1030 hours in Marshall, Virginia. The pipe bombing took place at on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 9:15 p.m. at 9214 Inglewood Drive in Potomac, Md.

Simultaneous search warrants were executed at 10109 Valley Dale Lane in Marshall and 18715 Walkers Choice Road Gaithersburg, MD. The Virginia State Police executed the Fire and Explosive Investigations Section’s arrest warrant.

FEI, along with partners from MCPD, VSP, FBI, and ATF, identified Mr. Sadeghi early on as a suspect, developed the arrest plan, which led to today’s arrest.

Through various investigative techniques sensitive to the case and cooperative work with our law enforcement partners, the residents of Montgomery County can rest assured that the person involved in this heinous crime has been taken off the street. No other information is available at this time due to the continuing nature of the investigation.