Police: Bomb-making materials found in Athens apartment

David Aaron Romine (Credit: Athens Banner-Herald)

David Aaron Romine (Credit: Athens Banner-Herald)

A man was denied bond Thursday after authorities found a variety of bomb-making materials in his Athens apartment, according to reports.

David Aaron Romine, 31, allegedly had a metal pipe with both ends capped, drawers filled with electrical components, chemicals, soldering tools, wiring, an alarm clock and 2-liter bottles with wires taped to them, the Athens Banner-Herald reported.

When asked about the capped pipe in his bedroom, Romine reportedly responded that “he didn’t have the money for a pressure cooker at the time,” Athens-Clarke County police officer Clint Dieball said in a report. “This immediately caught our attention since the Boston (Marathon) bombers used pressure cookers as containment vessels for their explosives.”

The situation came to light Monday when police were called to handle a dispute between Romine and some neighbors at an apartment complex owned by the Athens Housing Authority, the newspaper reported.

The FBI and a U.S. Army weapons of mass destruction civil team were also involved in the investigation.

Romine was charged with criminal attempt to possess or manufacture an explosive device.

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