News_Editor 48 Posted January 31, 2011 Share Posted January 31, 2011 California man arrested on threat of terrorism charges against Detroit, MI mosque 2011-01-31 10:42:25 GMT+7 (ICT) DETROIT, MICHIGAN (BNO NEWS) -- A California man was arrested after threatening to blow up Detroit, Michigan's largest Islamic center, local media reported Sunday. Roger Stockholm, 63, was arrested outside the Islamic Center of America, which is located on Ford Road in Dearborn, Michigan, while around 700 people were inside the mosque last Monday attending a funeral, the Detroit Free Press reported. Following Stockholm's arrest, police have described him as "very dangerous," and with a previous criminal record. Officials also told the paper he had decided to travel to Dearborn to target the Arab-American community, where it is the largest in the U.S. Local authorities responded to a call made by a local bar owner who had overheard violent threats, allegedly made by Stockholm. Stockholm was arrested with a car packed of high-end fireworks. He was arraigned Wednesday on one count on a threat of terrorism or false report and one count of explosive-possession of bombs with unlawful intent for possession of Class C fireworks. Police said the number of fireworks were the limit one could buy legally, saying they were not conventional fireworks and could be potentially used as weapons. Stockholm is currently in jail on a $500,000 bond. -- © BNO News All rights reserved 2011-01-31 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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