Explosions lead to arrest, seizure of hundreds of devices

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police, responding to recent loud explosions on the eastside, say they arrested a 69-year-old man and hundreds of explosive devices described as “similar to large fireworks.” The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Thomas Huskey was charged with three counts each of possession of a destructive device and manufacture of a destructive device. It wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer to speak for him. On Tuesday, police received a report of a “very loud explosion.” Police in previous days had been called to the area on similar reports but found nothing. Police say investigation led to Huskey and a search of his apartment revealed the explosives.