Explosives, traps found at home of man suspected of threats

Jan 11, 2016 5:40 PM by News Staff

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Kern County sheriff's officials say deputies found explosive devices and booby traps inside the home of a man who allegedly made threats against law enforcement on social media.

KBAK-TV reported Sunday that Todd Sloan was taken into custody Jan. 9 at his home in the rural community of Johannesburg east of Bakersfield.

Authorities obtained a search warrant after receiving reports that the 51-year-old had allegedly made threats on Facebook.

Detective Augustine Moreno says deputies found numerous explosive devices and booby traps inside the desert home.

Bomb squads spent the weekend detonating the devices to render them harmless.

Sloan could face charges including possessing explosives and possessing explosive material. He was held on more than $2 million bail. It wasn't immediately known if Sloan has a lawyer.

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