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Bomb threats lead to arrest

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
By theleader

John Huggins mug          A Tremonton man has been arrested after he allegedly threatened to blow up the Tremonton police station and kill at least two of the department’s officers. The arrest of John Huggins, 47, followed nearly four months of investigation by local officers and the FBI, according to police chief David Nance.

Initially an informant has notified police that Huggins had been making bombs inside his trailer in Tremonton and had videos on his computer of him exploding a vehicle.

Huggins was taken into custody without incident on Thursday in the parking lot of a local restaurant after he met with an undercover agent and the informant and allegedly discussed bomb making. Huggins had also offered to help the agent make a bomb, charges against him stated.

He was charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device, with additional charges pending. According to Nance, a search of Huggins’ trailer uncovered more evidence against him, including a grenade-like explosive and other bomb-making materials.

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