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U.S. Marshals arrest man for threatening residents, setting off pipe bomb in Springfield Township

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 18:39:44-04

BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The U.S. Marshals have arrested a man accused of threatening two residents and setting off a pipe bomb near them on Saturday.

Brian Capien was arrested at 3 p.m. in the 3200 block of Mogadore Road in Brimfield Township, according to Springfield Township officials.

Authorities said Capien was found hiding under a bed but was arrested without incident.

No other explosives were found during his arrest.

He was wanted on several charges, including aggravated menacing, menacing by stalking, criminal possession of an explosive device, criminal use of an explosive device, telecommunications harassment and inducing panic.

One victim told police that Capien contacted another victim via cell phone, according to a Springfield Township police report. Capien left a voicemail message stating that he was on his way to the victims’ location, that he would kill them and he had something for them.

Capien then arrived near the home on Ambre Drive on a bicycle. Once Capien noticed one of the victims outside, he lit a pipe bomb and set it off on nearby Scenic Way. He then fled the area, investigators said.

Sgt. Eric East said the explosive was homemade and consisted of cardboard, foil and rubber gasket-type material. The explosion shook some nearby homes and knocked pictures off walls.

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