Man with bomb at Cass County Jail thought it was faux, court docket paperwork say – Grand Forks Herald

Man with bomb at Cass County Jail thought it was faux, court docket paperwork say – Grand Forks Herald

FARGO —  A person accused of getting an explosive in his backpack when he was introduced into the Cass County Jail stated he thought the gadget, which somebody gave him, was a “gag” bomb, court docket paperwork stated.

Leonard Alvin Budreau Jr., 66, appeared Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Cass County District Court docket on a felony cost of possessing an explosive. If convicted, he faces as much as 5 years in jail.

The cost comes after Budreau was arrested Sunday in downtown Fargo on a housebreaking warrant out of Clay County, in line with a legal criticism. Police stated they discovered him simply west of Broadway Sq. and took him to the Cass County Jail.

Throughout the consumption course of, a sheriff’s deputy discovered a cardboard cylinder with a picket backside and lengthy, inexperienced string in Budreau’s backpack, court docket paperwork stated.

Legislation enforcement confirmed the gadget was a selfmade bomb and detonated it outdoors the jail with a “extremely pressurized water cannon,” the criticism stated.






A sheriff’s deputy discovered this bomb within the backpack of a person being booked into the Cass County Jail on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in line with authorities.

Cass County Jail picture

Nobody was injured, the Cass County Sheriff’s Workplace stated in a information launch. The criticism stated the gadget, when ignited, might have triggered critical damage to anybody standing close by. As soon as lit, the bomb would have exploded in 30 seconds, in line with the criticism.

Budreau instructed investigators he obtained the bomb from one other individual on Saturday in downtown Fargo, the criticism stated. He was shocked to search out out the bomb was actual and claimed the one who gave it to him was attempting to kill him, in line with the criticism.

Budreau denied making the gadget, the criticism stated.

Budreau, who has no everlasting tackle, stays in custody on the Cass County Jail. Public defender Monty Mertz is representing him. The Discussion board left a message at Mertz’s workplace in search of touch upon the cost Tuesday nevertheless it was not instantly returned.

The Fargo Police Division stated it is looking for the one who allegedly gave Budreau the bomb so investigators can interview them. The company declined to remark additional on the continuing investigation.

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