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Brandon man charged for bomb scare

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This weekend a Brandon resident made contact with the Brandon Police Department Dispatch about a suspicious device located at a neighbor’s home. The caller believed that the neighbor possessed an improvised explosive device (IED) utilizing a propane bottle, a five gallon gas can, pieces of metal intended as shrapnel, and various electronic components.

After arriving on scene, Brandon Police confirmed the potential that an IED existed and evacuated the residents around the 100 block of Blackbridge Drive. Nathaniel Ray Fulton was taken into custody; he admitted on scene to building the device.

Brandon Police reached out to the Jackson Police Department who dispatched their EOD team.  EOD technicians were able to determine the device was not yet active, but did have all the necessary components to construct a working bomb.

Brandon Police was assisted by Jackson Police Department Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team and the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department, and the ATF in this matter.

Fulton is charged with Unlawful Possession of Explosives on a $250,000.00 bond.

He is currently on parole with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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