WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) _ Authorities say a northern Illinois man charged with having pipe bombs wrote in his journal that he wanted to kill multiple people and himself.
Michael Suopys of Lindenhurst has been ordered held on $1 million bail in Lake County. He’s charged with possessing bombs containing an explosive substance. The 28-year-old was assigned a public defender and is next due in court June 16.
Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim says Suopys told police he made the explosive devices because he couldn’t obtain a firearm. Nerheim says authorities found the journal during a search of Suopys’ home. Prosecutors say Suopys has a physics degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Nerheim says police confiscated four pipe bombs during a Sunday search. He says the devices were rendered safe at an explosive range.
Information from: Daily Herald