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44-year-old man arrested after bomb-making materials, explosives found inside his home

Scene of home where authorities found explosive devices.
Scene of home where authorities found explosive devices.
Mugshot of Benjamin Brubach
Posted at 11:57 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 11:57:59-04

SHELBY, Ohio — An Ashland County man has been arrested after the FBI and local authorities found already-made explosives and materials used to make explosive devices.

Benjamin Brubach, 44, was charged with unlawful possession of dangerous ordinance, a second-degree felony.

Mugshot of Benjamin Brubach
Mugshot of Benjamin Brubach

On Wednesday, deputies from the sheriff’s office and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) arrived at a residence in the 5800 block of State Route 39 in Shelby, where several containers were found in the home.

Scene of home where authorities found explosive devices.
Scene of home where authorities found explosive devices.

Inside the containers, authorities found explosive powder along with end caps, fuses and glue to make explosive devices. Several explosives were already made, ranging from 2 to 6 inches. Deputies said around 215 devices were ready to be detonated.

The Ashland County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad responded to the residence to collect the devices and the materials used to make the devices.

Scene of home where authorities found explosive devices.
Scene of home where authorities found explosive devices.

Brubach was taken into custody and remains in the Richland County Jail.