Man convicted of possessing cache of homemade pipe bombs

Published 8:25 am Monday, July 23, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man has been found guilty of illegally possessing a cache of homemade pipe bombs discovered on a family hunting property last year.

Investigators allege 41-year-old Eric James Reinbold also kept a notebook outlining plans for violently overthrowing the government.

The Star Tribune reports jurors convicted Reinbold on Friday of possessing an unregistered destructive device. Sentencing is set for Nov. 16.

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Last fall, Reinbold’s relatives reported finding a tote bag that contained about a half-dozen pipe bombs, other material for homemade explosives and a receipt in Reinbold’s name from a website that sells fuses.

Federal prosecutors charged the Oklee man in January. That was months after he was arrested in Kansas with cash, camping gear and a passport just days after authorities swept his rural northern Minnesota home.