McNamara Federal Building http://michiganradio.org en U.P. man arrested in connection with 'explosive components' left at federal building in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/man-arrested-connection-explosive-components-left-federal-building-detroit <p>A man from the Upper Peninsula is accused in connection with&nbsp;&lsquo;explosive components&rsquo; discovered outside the federal building in Detroit. Law enforcement authorities arrested 42-year-old Gary John Mikulich today after linking him to the package discovered at the McNamara federal building in Detroit.</p><p><a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/post/detroit-guard-held-bomb-three-weeks">The package was discovered February 26<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; But it wasn&rsquo;t disposed of right away</a>. A security guard placed the package in the &lsquo;lost &amp; found&rsquo; room. It sat there for three weeks before the Detroit Bomb squad disposed of it.</p><p>Gary&nbsp;Mikulich is a graduate of the engineering program at Michigan Technical University.&nbsp; Federal prosecutors allege Mikulich has often complained about the FBI&rsquo;s &lsquo;card system&rsquo;, which he allegedly blames for the deaths of thousands of people, including his father. An FBI spokeswoman says the agency is <em>&quot;not aware of what this&nbsp;&#39;card system&#39; (Mikulich) refers to.&quot;</em></p><p>A news release from the U.S. Justice Department says:</p><blockquote><p><font face="ArialMT">Mikulich and his vehicle match the description of an individual who purchased a Husky brand tool bag and a GE timer used in the commission of the crime alleged in </font><font face="ArialMT">the complaint. Mikulich made the purchase of these items from the Home Depot store </font><font face="ArialMT">in Iron Mountain, Michigan, on February 14, 2011. Moreover, Mikulich&rsquo;s white </font><font face="ArialMT">Oldsmobile was spotted in Livingston County&ndash;450 miles from his home and just 50 </font><font face="ArialMT">miles from Detroit&ndash;in the early morning hours of February 25, 2011.&nbsp; </font><font face="ArialMT">Also, search warrants were executed this morning at Mukulich&rsquo;s residence and his vehicle.</font></p></blockquote><p>Mikulich faces up to 20 years and a quarter million dollar fine if convicted of attempting to set off an explosive device at a federal government building. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:33:23 +0000 Steve Carmody 1777 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit guard held bomb for three weeks http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-guard-held-bomb-three-weeks <p>A package containing a bomb was held for three weeks at the McNamara Federal Building in downtown Detroit. From the <a href="http://detroitnews.com/article/20110323/METRO/103230388/Union%E2%80%94Guard-at-federal-building-stored-package-found-to-be-bomb-for-3-weeks">Detroit News</a>:</p><blockquote><p>A security officer at the McNamara Federal Building stored a suspicious package that turned out to contain a bomb for three weeks before alerting authorities, said a spokesman for a union that represents guards at the site, who called the incident &quot;a total embarrassment.&quot;</p><p>&quot;He apparently set it aside,&quot; said David Wright, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 918, which represents the Federal Protective Service (FPS) employees, who guard the McNamara and other federal buildings around the country.</p><p>&quot;It should have been left in place and he should have called in a canine detection unit to see if they could make a determination about it,&quot; he said Tuesday.</p><p>The package was eventually placed behind two dumpsters behind the McNamara Building on Michigan Avenue downtown around 10 a.m. Friday. The Detroit Police Department&#39;s bomb squad collected the device from there and moved it to Belle Isle, where it was detonated.</p></blockquote><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;"><p>An FBI official said yesterday that the device had gone to FBI headquarters in Virginia for additional testing.</p><p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 20:19:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1764 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit guard held bomb for three weeks