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Man in photos called suspect in mall fire

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities investigating a fire that led to the discovery of a pipe bomb and propane tanks in a Colorado mall released three new surveillance photos Friday of a man who officials say is now considered a suspect in the case.

The new photos of the man show him riding a public bus away from Southwest Plaza Mall on Tuesday evening, the night before the fire.

They provide the best view yet of the man, who has a gray mustache. He is wearing the same clothes he was wearing at the mall Wednesday. The latest photos show a University of South Carolina logo on his baseball hat.

Authorities originally considered the man a person of interest in the case, but Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said Friday he is now a suspect.

The mall is about two miles away from Columbine High School and the fire and the discovery of the explosives came on the 12th anniversary of the shootings that killed 13 people there.


Tornado hits airport, causes injuries

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Several people at Lambert Airport in St. Louis were injured Friday night after an apparent tornado touched down, spewing debris over the airfield, bursting glass in the concourse and damaging cars atop a parking garage.

The tornado was part of a series of strong storms that struck central and eastern Missouri. Unconfirmed tornadoes were reported in several counties in the St. Louis area.

Lambert spokesman Jeff Lea said he did not immediately have information about how many people were hurt, or how badly. He said the injuries were believed to be from glass that shattered as the storm hit the airport. An Air National Guard facility at the airport was reportedly damaged.

Lea said several cars parked at the airport were damaged. He didn't yet know if any planes were affected, or if any flights were delayed or canceled.

Damage, possibly from a tornado, was also reported at several towns near the airport.

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