More than 40 pipe bombs found in Mesa man's home

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say more than 40 pipe bombs, along with material to make dozens more, have been found in a Mesa man's home.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a news release Thursday that 51-year-old Jeffrey Metcalf has been booked into Maricopa County jail on one count of misconduct involving weapons.

DPS officials say a multi-agency task force learned Metcalf was in possession of explosives.

Troopers stopped his vehicle Wednesday and discovered bomb-making materials inside. They say Metcalf admitted to having pipe bombs at his home but planned to dispose of them.

A search warrant found 42 pipe bombs with shrapnel.

Officers evacuated nearby homes before safely removing all the devices.

It was not immediately known if Metcalf had an attorney.

No current phone number was listed for him.

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