Man injured by bomb explosion inside Warren home allegedly had potential ties to domestic terrorism

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WARREN (WWJ) – A Warren man who was injured after a bomb exploded inside his home last weekend was allegedly on a federal watch list.

Warren police and fire crews, as well as the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad, were called to the home on Gentner near Schoenherr shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11.

Investigators found what Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer calls an "arsenal" of weapons inside the home, including small explosive devices and thousands of rounds of ammo.

The explosion happened in the garage and spread to the rest of the house, police said.

Police executed a search warrant at the home after the 38-year-old man was taken to a hospital after sustaining severe injuries. He lost both his arms in the explosion, according to the report.

The man was in critical condition Sunday afternoon and Dwyer said he likely will not survive.

The man had an extensive criminal background involving weapons charges and explosive items. He also potentially had ties to domestic terrorism, police said.

Dwyer said he could not comment on the nature of the of the previous investigation, but said federal authorities were involved.

The man's name has not yet been released.

During their search, Warren police found a dozen guns, including handguns and rifles, as well as loaded AR-style magazines, according to a Detroit News report. Police seized around 4,000 rounds of ammo.

Authorities also found small explosive devices at the home and investigators believe the man was running some sort of illegal operation, though many details still remain unclear.

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Janice Ventura McMillan

If he's been arrested before and/or has an extensive criminal background, why in God's name was he allowed a) out of prison at all and b) allowed to own guns? You KNOW he didn't fill out an honest background check as required by law and if he did, he lied on it. He is a KNOWN criminal and can access guns. Tell me again why we need gun control - it won't solve criminals acquiring guns, just legal, law-abiding citizens (but then again, they are the ones that are the most danger to the current government and they are afraid - exactly what the 2nd Amendment was intended to do! The right to bear arms was not and is not for "hunting" purposes alone! They are to help keep government in check!


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