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Man arrested outside mosque ; Had explosives near large Michigan site

A Southern California man who had explosives in his vehicle was arrested outside one of the nation's largest mosques in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, authorities in Michigan said.

Dearborn Police said Roger Stockham, 63, was arraigned last week on one count of making a false report or threat of terrorism and one count of possessing explosives with an unlawful intent. Stockham had a large but undisclosed quantity of class-C fireworks including M-80s, which are outlawed in Michigan, Chief Ronald Haddad said.

"I was comfortable with the fact that we had taken him off the street -- he isn't going anywhere," Haddad told the Associated Press on Sunday afternoon. "I think the society he wanted to impact is safe."

Haddad said Stockham was arrested last Monday evening without incident in the parking lot of Islamic Center of America, while a large group was gathered inside. He said police received a 911 call from a resident. Haddad said authorities believe Stockham was acting alone and has "a long history of anti-government activities," though he did not elaborate.

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