Man Accused Of Making Bombs Inside Apartment

He says he doesn't know where some bombs in his apartment came from.

But police, and neighbors, say a man was actually building them to blow up the whole complex.

Winchester Police say when they arrested 45-year-old James Beschorner, they found bombs that could have exploded at any time.

They went to his apartment complex on Springmist Drive early Saturday morning, after getting calls from several concerned neighbors.

When they arrived, officers say they found Beschorner watching TV, with two pipe bombs beside the TV.

Police say the bombs were built with copper pipe and were filled with ammonia nitrate and black powder. Investigators say they could have exploded at any time.

Police arrested Beschorner, and said he told them he made the bombs to blow up tree stumps. Neighbors claim Beschorner had threatened to blow up the whole apartment complex.

Beschorner told 27 NEWSFIRST he doesn't know where the bombs came from, and thinks he was set up.

Beschorner is charged with criminal use of a weapon of mass destruction, along with wanton endangerment.

He's in jail on a $20,000 bond.

State police later detonated the bombs, and are now analyzing them.


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