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Bomb Squad Searches Mobile Home After Shots Fired

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police were on the scene after shots were fired at a mobile home park early Wednesday morning (Sept. 27).

The call came in around 3:30 a.m. from a mobile home park off Highway 271 and Harvard Avenue. Police said an officer was already patrolling the area due to a high amount of vehicle break-ins in the area. The officer heard the shots fired and called dispatch.

George Pheifer

According to police, 40-year-old George Pheifer was taken into custody and faces several charges including felony possession of firearm, criminal use of prohibited weapons (possession of sawed-off shotgun, and warrants as follows; Overdraft under $200 and Contempt of Court for Child Support.

Police are unsure at this time why Pheifer was shooting, but no injuries have been reported. Officers said they found alcohol on scene, as well as a suspected explosive device. The bomb squad was called in for assistance. Police said that “fake bombs” were found inside the mobile home, but they were inert; meaning they were chemically inactive. Investigators said additional charges could be possible.

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