A bomb-making suspect arrested in Pilot Point with bail set at $15,000
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A man in Pilot Point was arrested after police found bombs in his car and a booby trap in his house which rigged to harm people when entering the front door.
According to authorities, he is Ruendi Sanchez Juarez, 28 years old, being arrested on a charge of possessing an improvised explosive device, which is considered prohibited weapons on Friday.
At about 1:30 a.m. Friday, police in Pilot Point encountered Sanchez Juarez while they were investigating a gunfire report in the 11000 block of Fritcher Road. The area was searched and the man was found while sitting in a car nearby. Police said that a search of the vehicle did turn up explosives and two of them were deemed to be live bombs.
They called a bomb squad from the Denton Police Department to defuse the explosives, said police. Officers quickly turned their attention to his home located on Pecan Creek Road. Pilot Point police said in a written statement that further investigation had revealed the subject’s residence might contain additional explosive materials and the residence might contain “booby traps”.
Immediately there was a search warrant issued for the home. Then investigators found the house’s front door was wired with an electronic device which had been designed to inflict injury upon entry, police stated. For this time, agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were called in to help police enter the home safely. Finally, there was no other explosives found inside there.
Sanchez Juarez was imprisoned at the Denton County Jail, initially with bail set at $15,000.