Man arrested with explosives at Michigan mosque

Published: Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 3:18 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 3:18 p.m.

DEARBORN, Michigan — A 63-year-old California man who had explosives with him was arrested outside one of the nation's largest mosques in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, authorities said.

Dearborn police said Roger Stockham was arraigned Wednesday on one count of making a false report or threat of terrorism and one count of possessing explosives with an unlawful intent. A statement from police says Stockham had a type of fireworks.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations' Michigan chapter says Stockham was arrested Monday in the parking lot of the Islamic Center of America.

Stockham remained jailed Sunday on a $500,000 bond.

Police didn't know whether Stockham had an attorney.

Dearborn, located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Detroit, is the center of the Detroit area's Arab-American community, which is one of the largest in the U.S.

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