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  • 8 January 2014, 13:40

Speeding Indiana Driver 'Had 48 Bombs In Car'

A driver who was pulled over on suspicion of speeding had nearly 50 bombs, four guns and a remote detonator in his car, police in Indiana have said.

Andrew Scott Boguslawski, who reportedly works at a training facility for Navy Seals, was arrested as he drove along Interstate 70 west of Columbus, Ohio, early on January 1.

Assistant Madison County Prosecutor Nick Adkins told Madison Press that police questioned Boguslawski about weapons after spotting his bumper stickers, one of which said: "If you can read this, you're in range."

The officer was told there were no guns in the vehicle, but as he wrote Boguslawski a ticket he noticed the handle of a gun between his knees.

"At that point, he drew his service weapon, held the man there and called for backup," Mr Adkins said.

Police found two pistols, two rifles, 48 explosive devices and tools and materials to make additional explosives inside his vehicle.

A laptop, GPS system and camera were also removed by investigators, who hope they may contain information about any planned target.

MrAdkins said: "The majority of the devices I would not classify as high tech, but some of the devices were set up to be activated with the remote detonator."

He said investigators were "looking for a link to any known terrorist operations and to identify the intended target" but said Boguslawski did not have "any real criminal history".

The 43-year-old, who is being held at Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, is due to appear in court in Madison County.

He is charged with the illegal manufacture or processing of explosives and driving in breach of speed limits.

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