TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A law enforcement spokeswoman says a man detained after homemade bombs were found inside a pickup near the Kansas Statehouse will not face federal charges.
Spokeswoman Trista Frederick of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Thursday that the agency helped with the investigation but the case is being handled by Topeka authorities.
Capitol police arrested two men Wednesday in what authorities said were unrelated incidents.
The first involved the pickup, found in a parking lot across the street from the Statehouse. Officers arrested the owner in an underground tunnel linking the Statehouse and an office building.
The second incident involved a man arrested and jailed for allegedly making a threatening phone call to Gov. Sam Brownback’s office.