UPDATE: Brandon man charged with unlawful possession of explosiv - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

UPDATE: Brandon man charged with unlawful possession of explosives, held on bond

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Brandon man being held after building bomb; Source: Brandon PD Brandon man being held after building bomb; Source: Brandon PD
BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Brandon man is being held on a $250,000 bond after a suspicious device was found at his home. According to Chief of Police, William Thompson, he is being charged with unlawful possession of explosives.

Just after 1:00 p.m., a Brandon resident contacted police about a strange device located at a neighbor's home. The caller believed it was an explosive device that utilized a propane bottle.

After arriving on the scene, Brandon Police confirmed the potential that an IED existed and has evacuated the residents around the 100 block of Blackbridge Drive.  

Nathaniel Ray Fulton was taken into custody and admitted on the scene he built the device but claimed it was a fake.

Brandon Police reached out to the Jackson Police Department who dispatched their Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD).  EOD technicians were able to determine the device was a very convincing fake and deemed the scene safe.

Brandon Police was assisted by Jackson Police Department Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team and the Rankin County Sheriffs Department, and the ATF in this matter.

Fulton is being held on a $250,000.00 bond.

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