Handmade explosive found in car in Cass County

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DREXEL, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities in western Missouri have arrested a man who they say had a loaded weapon and a homemade explosive device in his car, which was parked outside a bank.

Cass County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the bank in Drexel early Saturday by bank employees who reported a suspicious person in a car parked behind the bank. Deputies found a loaded handgun and handmade explosive device in the vehicle.

The area around the bank was evacuated and the Lee’s Summit Bomb Squad responded and disarmed the device.

KCTV reports (http://j.mp/1XrwDFf ) the sheriff’s department says the suspect was arrested on outstanding warrants of vehicle theft.