FBI seizes four pipe bombs from home of Colorado anti-lockdown protester, feds say

Don Sweeney
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A 53-year-old anti-lockdown protester in Colorado has been arrested on suspicion of having pipe bombs and bomb-making materials at his home, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says.

FBI agents found four pipe bombs at the Loveland home of Bradley Bunn on Friday, a statement from the office says. They also allegedly found two 1-pound containers of gunpowder in his vehicle.

Bunn has been active in protests against coronavirus lockdown orders at the Colorado Capitol in Denver, where he has been spotted carrying firearms, KCNC reported.

Protests demanding that stay-home and shelter-in-place orders be revoked have taken place across the United States in recent days. Police made 32 arrests at a California protest Friday, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Bunn also had been helping organize an armed protest against Colorado’s lockdown order, ABC News reported.

The FBI and ATF began investigating Bunn after he made social media posts urging people to bring assault rifles to a Friday rally at the state capitol, according to the network.

Bunn faces charges of possessing destructive devices, the U.S. Attorney’s office says. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

More than 3.5 million cases of the COVID-19 virus have been confirmed worldwide with more than 249,000 deaths as of May 4, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States has more than 1.1 million confirmed cases with more than 68,000 deaths.

The World Health Organization declared coronavirus a global pandemic. In the United States, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency.