Abingdon man faces weapons, DWI charges

Suspected explosive found in van off I-95

August 02, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Harford County man was arrested early yesterday after his van ran off Interstate 95 and state police called to the scene found guns, ammunition and a suspected explosive device.

Police said they responded to a call about 5 a.m. from a passing motorist, who reported that the van was stuck in a ditch off the north lanes of I-95, about two miles north of White Marsh Boulevard.

Police said they smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the driver, and as he stepped out of the van, they saw loaded firearm magazines in his pocket. They searched the van and found a loaded .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, two rifles, several hunting knives and a small amount of suspected marijuana.

Police also found a suspected explosive device -- a metal canteen filled with black powder with a wick protruding from the top.

After obtaining a search warrant, authorities searched the man's home last night and seized materials used to make explosive devices, said Deputy State Fire Marshal Al Ward.

Domonic M. Carlson, 26, of the 3100 block of Emmorton Road in Abingdon was charged with possession and transfer of a destructive device, driving while intoxicated and other violations, police said. He was being held pending a bail review hearing today in District Court in Towson.

Pub Date: 8/02/99

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