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UPDATE: Pipe bomb suspect ID'ed, charged

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MARION COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: The Marion County Sheriff's Office has identified the pipe bomb suspect as Christopher Owens.

Owens is facing multiple charges, including reckless endangerment, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of explosive components, kidnapping and drug-related charges.


PREVIOUS STORY: A man was arrested in Marion County for having five pipe bombs in his home on Monday.

Sheriff Bo Burnett tells Channel 3 that an officer made a probation visit to a Kimball home on Allen Lane, and discovered that the man he was visiting had what appeared to be pipe bombs.

READ MORE | Channel 3 takes a closer look at pipe bombs after GA couple arrested

Sheriff Burnett says officers determined that five pipe bombs were inside the home and called in the Chattanooga Police Department's bomb squad unit.

Burnett says CPD's bomb squad will take the pipe bombs and detonate them.

The man who had the bombs was taken into custody without incident and will be charged. His name has not been released.

Last week, a couple in Dade County, Georgia was arrested for having more than a dozen homemade pipe bombs.

The Sheriff's Office has not said why the couple had the bombs.

Monday morning in New York City, a suspected terrorist detonated a pipe bomb inside a subway passageway, injuring himself and three other people.

READ MORE | NYC authorities respond to explosion near Port Authority Bus Terminal

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