An Ohio man pulled over for speeding has been arrested after police found 48 bombs, firearms, detonators and schematics for more explosives in his car.
Andrew Scott Boguslawski has been charged with illegally making or possessing explosive devices. He was stopped on New Years Eve for doing 85 mph in a 70 mph zone. The arresting officer asked if he had any weapons in his car. Boguslawski said he didn’t, but when the officer returned with a speeding ticket, he noticed the butt of a gun between the suspect’s legs. The officer then drew his service weapon, trained it on Boguslawski, and called for backup.
Investigators are not sure what his plans were. What they have said is that Boguslawski works at a Navy SEALS training facility in Indiana, and among his possessions were “schematics and other plans for buildings” that may have been for the SEALS base.
According to Gawker.com:
“One prosecutor told Dispatch.com that Boguslawski mentioned to a trooper that he planned to make an explosive vest.”
While no details have been released about Boguslawski’s motives or political ties, his car had a bumper sticker which read “If you can read this, you’re in range”, a well-known mantra among right-wing extremists. More details are likely to be released as investigators analyze items seized from his car, including a GPS system, a camera and a laptop.
Prosectors are waiting on whether to charge Boguslawski at a state or federal level. He is currently being held on a $1 million bail. There will be a hearing at a court in Madison County on Friday.