Wed., June 16, 2010 10:36am (EDT)

Explosives Arrest At Army Base
By Noel Brown
Updated: 4 years ago

FORT GORDON, Ga.  —  
A man with explosives was arrested at Ft. Gordon (pictured-JAG bldg at Ft. Gordon) (photo courtesy J.M. Branum)
A man with explosives was arrested at Ft. Gordon (pictured-JAG bldg at Ft. Gordon) (photo courtesy J.M. Branum)
Officials aren’t releasing the name of a Georgia man allegedly caught with explosives at Fort Gordon Tuesday.

Military police say a tip led them to a suspicious man impersonating a soldier on base.

Officials say a search of the civilian suspect’s vehicle and backpack turned up several explosive devices.

But Garrison Commander Glenn Kennedy says few of them were lethal.

"He couldn’t have really used too much of what he had yesterday to do too much of anything," said Kennedy. "The important thing is that the suspicious behavior was noted, it was reported and he was quickly apprehended and the vehicle was searched."

Officials with Fort Gordon and the FBI say federal charges are pending but the incident is not being treated as a terrorist threat.