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Man accused of having nearly 50 bombs in Ohio is Guardsman, intel analyst

Andrew Scott Boguslawski in a booking photo from Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

A man arrested after police allegedly found guns and nearly 50 bombs in his vehicle New Year's Day is a specialist in the Indiana National Guard who trained as an intelligence analyst with a reconnaissance unit, a Guard official said.

Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 43, who was arrested after being stopped for speeding in Ohio, completed training in military intelligence in April 2010, Lt. Col. Cathy Van Bree told NBC News.

Van Bree told NBC News by email Wednesday that Boguslawski's security clearance has been suspended "pending outcome of the case."


Authorities in Madison County said an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper stopped Boguslawski on Jan. 1 for allegedly going 85 mph in a 70-mph zone on a highway west of Columbus. Police said that even though Boguslawski said he had no weapons, the officer noticed the handle of a gun between his knees as the officer approached the vehicle with a speeding ticket, according to the Associated Press.

Authorities said he was charged with illegally making or possessing an explosive device after 48 bombs, four guns and a remote detonating device were allegedly discovered in his vehicle.

Boguslawski is slated for a court appearance Friday. 

He graduated from Fort Benning, Ga., in December 1999 with a specialty in infantry before transfering to the Ohio National Guard in February 2002, and then to the Tennessee National Guard in June 2006, Van Bree said.

After transferring to the Indiana National Guard in November 2007, Boguslawski worked as a groundskeeper at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center near Butlerville, Ind.

He has never been deployed overseas for military service, Van Bree said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.