Father of Oregon bank bomb suspect detained

Father arrested on conspiracy charges


The father of a Salem man accused of killing two Oregon law enforcement officers in a bank explosion was arrested Tuesday on bomb-making conspiracy charges, authorities said.

Bruce Turnidge, 57, faces charges of conspiracy to manufacture and possess an explosive device, the Marion County district attorney's office said.

His son, 32-year-old Joshua Turnidge, appeared in court Tuesday on charges that include aggravated murder. The charge carries a potential death penalty.

The blast killed a State Police bomb technician and a Woodburn officer. It critically injured the Woodburn police chief.