August 23, 2014
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - Officials at a Northern California battery company say they believe a battery they manufacture was used in the Boston Marathon bombing.
A spokesman for Fremont-based Tenergy Corp. says based on crime scene photos that have appeared online, the company believes one of its nickel-metal hydride batteries was used in the bombs.
The spokesman, Benjamin Mull, says Tenergy officials and employees are "horrified and appalled" that their product would be used "in such a horrific way."
He says the company has reached out to Boston police and the FBI but hasn't heard directly from investigators.
The company says the battery seen in the photos is sold in retail outlets and is frequently used by hobbyists for various toys, including radio-controlled cars and trucks.
Tenergy says it has sold tens of thousands of the batteries in the past year.
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