Deputies: Man didn’t cooperate during search for possible bomb

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HAW RIVER, N.C. — An active member of the military is in custody on suspicion of not cooperating with Alamance County deputies during a search for a possible bomb.

The man, whom Alamance County deputies have not yet named, was pulled over on Exit 150 on Interstate 40/85 around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Spokesman Randy Jones said someone had called 911 after seeing several large oil cans in the back of a hatchback with a wire sticking out the back. The same wire was also inside the cans, Jones said.

The caller also noticed a military-style bag near the cans, Jones said.

However, during the traffic stop, the man refused to show deputies his driving license, refused to exit the car and refused to give his name, Jones said.

As a result, the man was taken into custody and charged with obstruction and refusing to display a license.

A bomb sniffing dog from Orange County turned up nothing. The exit was closed as deputies investigated.