Colorado man arrested on his way to lockdown protest was making bombs at home

Colorado man arrested on his way to lockdown protest was making bombs at home
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A man in Colorado who was arrested last weekend after investigators found pipe bombs in his vehicle allegedly planned to attend a protest in support of repealing state restrictions implemented to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Local news affiliate Fox 31 reported that Bradley Bunn was charged with possession of an explosive device and told investigators that he planned to ignite the fuses on the bombs with a lighter. NBC News reported that Bunn said the devices were meant to fend off a potential home invasion. There was no indication that he planned to set off the bombs at the protest.

Fox 31 reported that four devices in total were recovered from Bunn's vehicle.

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"During the search, FBI personnel discovered four devices that consisted of a galvanized steel pipe with external threads and an external end cap on each end. One end cap on each device contained a hole through which a fuse had been inserted as an initiating system,” read the FBI affidavit obtained by the news channel.

"Because I don't know much about this stuff, I don't exactly know what went into the device that I built," Bunn told investigators during their search after waiving his Miranda rights, according to NBC News, adding: "That's the best that I can tell you."

If convicted, Bunn could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.