Several explosive devices found at Lawrenceville home


Channel 2 Action News has learned Lawrenceville police found several explosive devices inside a home on Springlake Drive.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Police have arrested a man in connection with several homemade bombs found around a Lawrenceville home.

Police told Channel 2's Tony Thomas they found more than a dozen devices both inside and outside of the home along Springlake Drive.

One officer told Thomas some of the devices were "quite big."

A man who lives at the home with his mother has been arrested as police still try to figure out what he intended to do his homemade arsenal.

Along with the explosives, Lawrenceville police said they found books about bomb making and unidentified chemicals. Police also took four computers and other evidence from inside the home.

They are hoping to figure out what the reason is behind the mini - arsenal. Police have charged Spencer Braswell, 53, with making and possessing the bombs.

"Nothing has gone off or anything like that," said Capt. Greg Vaughn with the Lawrenceville Police Department.

Thomas watched as bomb techs hauled away what's described to him as "several explosive devices" found both inside and outside the home.

Police arrived at the home Wednesday afternoon on a shots fired call. As an officer looked for a gunmen, he discovered one device behind the home.

"When can I go home? I'm hot, and ready to go home," neighbor Latreya Woods said.

Police blocked off several roads as bomb techs and their robot worked. Neighbors could only sit, wait and wonder about who lives nearby.

"He seems like a pretty nice guy. I know he likes to play with fireworks. I've watched a couple of his fireworks when he's setting them off," neighbor Walter Johnson said.

Police confirmed they've filed at least one charge against Braswell and say more are likely.