Ohio police arrested Andrew Scott Boguslawski after discovering nearly 50 bombs inside his vehicle. The 43-year-old man was reportedly traveling 85 miles per hour when pulled over for speeding in Madison County. The Indiana native also had four guns in his possession during the arrest.
Andrew Scott Boguslawski is being held at the Tri-County Regional Jail on a $1 million bond and is a threat to the community, according to Assistant Madison County Prosecutor Nick Adkins. The suspect reportedly works at a Navy SEALS training facility in Indiana.
The Ohio official also had this to say about the man caught with nearly 50 bombs in his car:
“I think there is a significant threat to the public. Until we can sort through the facts of this case and what we have here and what his intent was, it is necessary to keep the public safe. He did not want to make any statement.”
Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper William Davis asked Boguslawski if there were any weapons inside the vehicle during the traffic stop. The Madison County Prosecutor stated that the question was posed due to some bumper stickers on the man’s car. One sticker read, “If you can read this, you’re in range.” Bogslawski told Trooper Davis there were no guns in the car. The officer went back to his cruiser, wrote a ticket and, upon his return, noticed the handle of a gun between the driver’s knees.
Trooper Davis quickly drew his service weapon and called for backup. When other officers arrived on the scene, Boguslawski was removed from the car and a search of the vehicle began. Ohio troopers found two rifles, two handguns, and 48 explosive devices along with materials and tools which are reportedly used for making explosive devices. The vast majority of the devices were not high tech, according to local officials, but officers did confiscate a remote detonating device.
Police investigators are currently delving into Boguslawski’s past. According to preliminary information published in the Madison-Press, the Indiana man does not have “any real criminal history.” His laptop and vehicle GPS system are being reviewed for potential clues about the Indiana man’s intent for the explosive devices.
The Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms are now assisting with the investigation. The federal law enforcement agents are looking for any possible ties to terrorism activity or terrorist groups, according to The Blaze.
Boguslawski, a Morris Hill resident, has been charged with one count of illegal manufacture or possession of explosives, a second degree felony. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 10.
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