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Man seized at Army base had land mine, laser scope

4 years ago Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:29:33 AM CDT June 16, 2010 Wednesday, June 16 2010 Jun 16, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

Prosecutors say a civilian who was arrested in uniform on an Army base in Georgia had a land mine in his vehicle along with several grenades, night vision devices and a military laser targeting device.

The federal prosecutors also say in a criminal complaint that Anthony Saxon falsely pretended to be a master sergeant and tried to steal the Army-issued infrared laser targeting sight made for
military rifles.

Saxon is in custody after being arrested yesterday with the explosives in a bag in his vehicle.

A spokesman for Fort Gordon says military authorities are not treating the case as a terrorist threat.

The arrest came a day after an AWOL serviceman was arrested in Florida for trying to enter an Air Force base there with fake ID and weapons. Authorities haven't linked the two, and the Florida
case has also been deemed not terrorism.

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