Booby trap kills man in his own home on Thanksgiving night

Booby trap kills man in his own home on Thanksgiving night

Booby trap kills man in his own home on Thanksgiving night

A ME man died on Thanksgiving after being shot by his own booby trap at home, authorities said.

Van Buren police said they were called to Ronald Cyr's home on Thanksgiving Day in the early evening after he called 911 to report he had been shot.

Police and medics went to the scene and gave Cyr medical assistance.

Police found a door had been created to fire a handgun should anyone attempt to enter.

Several other similar devices were also discovered around the residence, prompting authorities to contact bomb squad agents to clear the home, police said.

After an hours-long investigation, authorities determined Cyr - who later succumbed to his injuries - was hit after an "unintentional discharge of one of his homemade devices", the department said.

Van Buren, population 2,171, is situated across from Saint-Leonard, New Brunswick, Canada.

Ronald Cyr called police in the town of Van Buren in the state of ME to say he had been shot.

Mostly recently, a man in southern IL was convicted previous year of first-degree murder after a booby-trapped shotgun he had rigged killed a man on his rural property. In the 1971 case of Katko v. Briney, in Iowa, two homeowners were held liable for injuries caused by their spring-loaded shotgun to a trespasser intent on stealing from a vacant property.

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