US Government Denies Wrongdoing After Child In Idaho Was Sprayed By Cyanide Trap


The United States government said they aren’t to blame for mistakenly placing a poison cyanide predator-killing trap near an Idaho family’s home.  The government also denies liability and is blaming the Idaho family after a boy was doused with cyanide by the mistakenly placed trap.

*DETAILS ABOUT THE ABOVE IMAGE: March 16, 2017, file photo released by the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office shows a cyanide device in Pocatello, Idaho. The cyanide device, called M-44, is spring-activated and shoots poison that is meant to kill predators. (Bannock County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File) AP

Even though a federal worker put the cyanide trap near the families home by mistake, the government claims any injuries were caused by the negligence of the parents and child, the U.S. Department of Justice said in documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court.  The DOJ also asked for the family’s lawsuit to be dismissed, according to The Idaho Statesman. 

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