More info on the Pipe Bomber (alleged)

Man Could Face Up To 15 Years In Prison
POSTED: 1:36 pm EDT May 18, 2005
UPDATED: 2:32 pm EDT May 18, 2005
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -- An employee at a Sterling Heights company is expected to be charged on Thursday after police said he brought explosives to work.
The 49-year-old Oakland Township man was taken into custody after a bomb squad unit found a pipe bomb at his workstation at Detronic Industries on Beattie Street near 15 Mile and Mound roads, Local 4 reported.

Police said the man showed a pipe bomb to a co-worker, who notified authorities. Authorities evacuated the building while the bomb squad inspected the building.
A search of the man's pickup truck turned up more explosives, the station reported.
"They then went outside and found approximately seven, 6-inch explosive devices in his vehicle," said Lt. Mike Reese, of the Sterling Heights Police Department.
The suspect's wife, Margaret , told Local 4 that the explosives were probably firecrackers and that her husband would not do harm to anyone.
"He was probably just trying to make a few bucks because we're having a hard time right now," she said.
Police obtained a search warrant and spent two hours going through the couple's mobile home in Oakland Township. Authorities found three more explosive devices inside the home, the station reported.
The man is expected to be arraigned on Thursday, but it was not known if he would appear in court in Sterling Heights or if he would appear in federal court in downtown Detroit.
The charges he faces are punishable by up to 15 years in prison, the station reported.

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