WOOD DALE, Ill. (CBS) – A Wood Dale man who claimed to be a fan of the Fourth of July had a stockpile of bomb-making materials, police say.
Bryan Roehr, 24, even tested some of his arsenal outside a local church, authorities say.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Shower Chance By Daybreak
He is charged with possession of explosives. Police served a search warrant at his home in Wood Dale Thursday and say they found 5-foot cannon fuses, chemicals and other bomb-making materials.READ MORE: Postal Worker Tells CBS 2 Staffing Issues Due To Federal Leave, Prioritization Of Package Delivery Are In Part To Blame For Persistent Mail Problems
Roehr is also suspected of planting a bomb in a dumpster behind a Bensenville church. No one was hurt.
Police say they were tipped off to the alleged bomb-making when he sent threatening text messages to a female acquaintance. He allegedly said her 2-year-old son’s bedroom would be “a good place to put a pipe bomb.”MORE NEWS: Shock And Outrage In Humboldt Park At Death Of Young Parents Yasmin Perez, Gyovanny Arzuaga In Shooting Called 'Execution-Style'
Roehr is being held on $750,000 bond.