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New Details Reveal Just How Bad Things Could Have Been in the Case of the National Guardsman Found With 48 Bombs in His Car


He's a national guard specialist who does intelligence analysis and has top-secret clearance.

(Image source: Tri-County Regional Jail)

The Indiana National Guardsman arrested after an Ohio state trooper pulled him over for speeding and found 48 bombs and four guns in his car was carrying quite a bit more than that.

Andrew Scott Boguslawski (Image source: Tri-County Regional Jail)

According to The Columbus Dispatch, Madison County Prosecutor Stephen Pronai said that Andrew Scott Boguslawski also was found with:

  • blueprints for a Navy SEAL training facility
  • a remote-control device to detonate the bombs
  • material to make more explosives
  • a bulletproof vest

“He said something to the trooper about making a bomb vest,” Pronai said..

Lt. Col. Cathy Van Bree, a spokeswoman for the Indiana National Guard, told the Dispatch that Boguslawski, 43, is a specialist who does intelligence analysis and has top-secret clearance.

Boguslawski works as a groundskeeper at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in south-central Indiana. While the training center offers its facilities to special-ops forces and other military personnel, prosecutors could not say definitively Wednesday if the blueprints found in Boguslawski's car were for the facility, the Dispatch said.

But according to the Madison-Press, Assistant Madison County Prosecutor Nick Adkins said Boguslawski was in possession of schematics and other plans for buildings that are part of that training facility.

Pronai said Boguslawski, of Moores Hill, Ind., appeared headed to Indiana when a state trooper clocked him going 85 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-70 near Columbus. When the trooper returned to the car to give Boguslawski a ticket, he saw a gun handle between his legs, the Dispatch said.

The trooper ordered Boguslawski out of the car and called for backup, the Dispatch reported. Investigators found a total of four guns in the car — two pistols and two rifles, according to the Madison-Press — all loaded. They also found 48 bombs, mostly small ones, Pronai sad.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have searched Boguslawski’s house, Pronai added, and local and other federal investigators are trying to determine if Boguslawski planned to attack the military facility and going through a computer, cameras and GPS found in his car.

Boguslawski is charged in Madison County with one count of manufacturing explosives, a second-degree felony. A preliminary court hearing is scheduled for Friday. He is being held at Tri-County Jail in Mechanicsburg in lieu of a $1 million bond.

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