Man arrested with explosives before Ohio anti-racist vigil
Aug. 22, 2017
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities have arrested a man they say had a pipe bomb and another homemade explosive device before a vigil in Akron to honor anti-racist victims of the Charlottesville, Virginia, attack.
WEWS-TV reported Monday that local police and federal authorities are investigating whether there was any link to last week's vigil. Bomb squads found nothing during a search of the area near the gathering Wednesday, and it proceeded as planned.
The 26-year-old Akron man has been charged with possessing and manufacturing dangerous ordnance. Cleveland.com reports that the suspect told police both devices were fireworks and the bag they were in was owned by a friend.
He was jailed on $100,000 bond after his arrest.
A demonstrator was killed when marchers were hit by a car at the Charlottesville rally.