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Man arrested on charges of planting pipe bomb on S.R. 417

(The Orlando Sentinel) A months-long investigation led authorities to a pipe bomb on busy State Road 417 Wednesday afternoon, halting rush-hour traffic for more than an hour, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office disclosed late Wednesday.

A 21-year-old St. Cloud man was in custody Wednesday night, charged with manufacturing an explosive device. An arrest report said the man’s father and girlfriend led investigators to the homemade device in the westbound lanes of the highway around 4:30 p.m., about one mile west of John Young Parkway. Traffic was shut down while it was removed.

Deputy sheriffs expect to make at least four more arrests in the case, which also involved the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said Deputy Carlos Padilla, sheriff’s spokesman.
“This is not a terrorism plot,” Padilla said. “These are local guys who made [the bomb.]”

The sheriff’s spokesman did not name the suspect who was in custody. An arrest report at the Orange County Jail identified the man as Brandon Ryan Woll, a server at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel at Walt Disney World. He admitting to placing the bomb, the report said. He was being held on $1,000 bail.

Padilla said the man in custody and others to be arrested would face state and federal charges.

Investigators would not say whether the bomb was live and had to be detonated, but said it was “rendered safe.”

The three law enforcement agencies will hold a joint press conference at 2 p.m. today at sheriff’s headquarters.

October 25, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll, Homeland security, news, personal, politics, random, religion, Terrorism, Terrorism In The U.S., Terrorism News, Uncategorized, War-On-Terror

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