Man suspected of making explosive material

09 Oct

MISSION VIEJO – A 27-year-old man turned himself in to police after federal agents found explosive materials in his apartment, authorities said.

Inside the apartment, authorities on Friday found diacetone diperoxide and other chemicals to produce explosives, according to an arrest warrant filed by the FBI.

Agents with the FBI, as well as deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Orange County Fire Authority searched the home along the 24000 block of Via Florecer on Friday afternoon, according to the warrant.

Later that day, Zachary Turtenwald turned himself in to police in Northern California, said Laura Eimiller, spokeswoman for the FBI’s Los Angeles office.

Turtenwald is suspected of manufacturing the diacetone diperoxide, according to the warrant.

He is in custody, she said.

Turtenwald is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 21 for an arraignment hearing and is being held on suspicion of being in possession of destructive materials.

Eimiller declined to comment as to the quantity of the explosive material that was seized by authorities.



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