NC police find 24 bombs inside man's 'fortress'
Erik Rudolph Arnebold was arrested and charged with with 24 counts of possession of a weapon of mass destruction
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Police in Wilmington say they stopped what could have been a very dangerous situation, as a drug investigation led them to a home carrying multiple explosive devices.
Police have arrested Erik Rudolph Arnebold, 37, of 4705 Patrick Avenue and charged him with 24 counts of having a weapon of mass destruction, plus a count each of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Officers spotted one IED on the outside of his home and started searching the area, where they found 23 more IEDs in a hidden trap door underneath his floor. Half of the IEDs were constructed with enhanced shrapnel called lead shot on the inside of them.