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Man arrested for explosive device

2012-10-09 21:37

Johannesburg - A 28-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after being found in possession of an explosive device in Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria, Gauteng police said.

He was arrested at his home by police responding to a report of intimidation by his neighbours, said Warrant Officer Anna-Belle Middleton.

"Police dogs reacted positively to an explosive device which was found in his possession," she said.

The contents of the device were taken to be analysed by the forensic lab.

Police also confiscated 30 air pistols, 13 knives and other combat equipment from his home.

He was detained at the Garsfontein police station and was expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on charges of possession of an unauthorised explosive device soon.