Police arrested a man in Stockton, Calif., after employees of StorQuest Self Storage on Davis Street reported finding materials that could be used to make explosives. While cleaning out an abandoned unit on July 14, the storage-facility staff found suspicious materials, including books on bomb-making, and called authorities.
During investigation, the Alameda County Sheriff's bomb squad removed approximately 100 pounds of material from the unit including aluminum powder, red phosphorous, potassium chlorate, potassium nitrate, detonation cords, tubes and caps. Authorities said the materials could be used to make bombs or fireworks, such as M-80s and M-100s.
The items, currently being analyzed by agents, were traced to 37-year-old Clayton Avery, who was arrested and is being held at the jail in San Leandro, Calif. He has no prior history of arrest.
Source: The Oakland Tribune, Man arrested after police find materials to make explosives in a San Leandro storage shed