Man Arrested With Explosives at Michigan Mosque

DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan police chief says the California man who's in custody after his arrest outside a mosque has "a long history of anti-government activities."

Authorities say Roger Stockham had explosives in his vehicle when he was arrested last Monday outside one of the nation's largest mosques in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.

He was arraigned on one count of making a false report or threat
of terrorism and one count of possessing explosives with an unlawful intent.

Police say he had a large quantity of class-C fireworks including M-80s, which are outlawed in Michigan.

Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad says authorities think Stockham was acting alone, but that they still take him "very seriously."

Stockham remains behind bars on $500,000 bond.

Dearborn is the center of the Detroit area's Arab-American
community, which is one of the largest in the U.S.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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