explosive components 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