Andrew Boguslawski, 43, of Morris Hill, Indiana, was pulled over by a state trooper on New Year’s Day in Ohio for a speeding violation when the officer says he made a shocking discovery, reports The Madison-Press.
Trooper William Davis says that when he was handing a speeding ticket to Boguslawski, he noticed the man holding a gun between his legs. After further investigation, cops say they discovered a massive arsenal inside the car that featured 48 bombs, four guns, a bullet-proof vest and a remote detonator.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. He Had the Blueprints to a Navy Seals Training Facility in his Car
According to The Madison Press, the accused man works at a training facility for Navy Seals in Indiana. In the car, officers found blueprints for the facility and surrounding buildings. A Columbus Dispatch report into Boguslawski states that he has a civilian job as a groundskeeper at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. Though a spokesperson for the Indiana National Guard, Lt. Col. Cathy Von Bree, said he is a specialist in the national guard who works in intelligence and has top-secret clearance.
2. He’s Being Charged With One Bomb Related Count
He’s being held in the Try-County Regional Jail on one charge of the illegal manufacture or processing explosives. It’s reported he’ll be in court for a preliminary hearing on January 10. He’s being held on a $1 million bond. Assistant Madison County Prosecutor Nick Adkins says:
I think there is a significant risk to the public. Until we can sort through the facts of this case and what we have here and what his intent was, it is necessary to keep the public safe.
The prosecutor added that Boguslawksi has not yet made any statement and that devices recovered were not “high tech.” He was booked at 6:34 a.m. on January 2 after being arrested along Interstate 70 near Columbus, Ohio (below).
3. The Trooper Asked Him if he Was Armed Due to his Bumper Stickers
When he was pulled over initially, the trooper says that he asked Boguslawski if he had any weapons in the car. He says he was prompted to ask based on bumper stickers that were on the car including, “If you can see this, you’re in range.” Boguslawski said he had no weapons in the vehicle. The traffic violation occurred just before midnight on New Year’s Day on I-70 in Madison County, Ohio. Prosecutor Nick Adkins has said the most disturbing discovery was the remote detonator.
4. Cops Are Investigating a Terrorist Link
Also taken from Boguslawski were electronics such as a laptop, camera and GPS system. Police have executed a search warrant at his home but have not released details of what, if anything, was recovered. Prosecutor Adkins says: “…looking for a link to any known terrorist operations and to identify the intended target.”
5. He Cites ‘Kung Fu’ as One of His Skills
An online profile for Boguslawski says that his skills include “Kung Fu, Security and Intelligence.” It also says that he attended the University of Pittsburgh and Wright State University. He does not have violent criminal past. One local police blotter cites that he was arrested for drugs violations.