Wilmington police arrest man with 24 bombs inside home

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Erik Rudolph Arnebold

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Wilmington police arrested a man on Wednesday who possessed 24 improvised explosive devices, according to WECT.

According to the report, Erik Rudolph Arnebold, 37, was charged with 24 counts of having a weapon of mass destruction, and one count each of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police initially obtained a warrant to search Arnebold’s property on suspicion of drug possession. Upon arriving officers spotted an IED outside the home.

Once inside, police discovered 23 more IEDs hidden underneath the floor.

Officers also found materials used in making pipe bombs, a handgun, rifle and ammunition.

In the report, officers described the property as “like a fortress with windows and doors barricaded.”

Arnebold’s motives are yet unknown.

Bond was set at $1.5 million during Arnebold’s first court appearance on Thursday.

Source: WECT