Anne Arundel County police have arrested a Crownsville man after they found a handgun and what appeared to be an explosive device in his pickup truck, police said yesterday. The incident caused police to close Elvaton Road in Millersville for four hours while the device was dismantled, according to authorities.
Wayne Lewis Milburn, 40, a mechanic at Dillon's Bus Service on Elvaton Road, had been accused of threatening to harm a 35-year-old Crofton man who was dating his estranged wife, according to police and Milburn's supervisor.
"Basically, he's had some problems at home ... and over the last two months he's taken it pretty tough," said Ronald C. Dillon Jr., controller and assistant general manager of the bus company.
Dillon, who also is a county councilman, said that he and co-workers initially didn't know whether to take Milburn seriously, but when the threats increased, they called police.
Officers were called to the company's offices about 4 p.m. Thursday, while Milburn was working at the company's Baltimore facility.
When he returned to the business to clock out about 90 minutes later, police detained Milburn to question him, and he told them he had a gun in his vehicle, said Sgt. Shawn A. Urbas, an Anne Arundel County police spokesman. Police then found a handgun, ammunition and what appeared to be an explosive device in his 1996 Ford pickup, Urbas said.
Officers cordoned off the area, and bomb squad members dismantled the device. Elvaton Road was closed between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. police said.
Milburn, of the 1300 block of Generals Highway, was charged with illegally transporting a handgun in his vehicle, police said.