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Merchenthaler sentenced for Monkey Junction pipe bombs

A man has been sentenced to federal prison nearly three years after investigators found pipe bombs in a Monkey Junction storage unit among other crimes.

Wilmington man found with bombs gets 5 years

videoA Wilmington man who police say had two dozen homemade bombs in his Patrick Avenue home was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 64 months, or 5.3 years, in prison.

Man pleads guilty to bombs in Carolina Beach Rd. storage unit

videoA Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty today in federal court to several crimes, including some connected to the discovery of explosives in a New Hanover County storage unit.

Suspect: Explosives were for defense in case of apocalypse

video Wilmington Police and ATF officers arrested Erik Rudolph Arnebold after an investigation into drugs turned up 24 explosive devices. Detectives say 23 of them were hidden down in a trap door under the house at 4705 Patrick Ave. in Wilmington.

Prank bombs led to scary situation for Wilmington neighborhood

video Wilmington Police continue to investigate after multiple acid bombs exploded in the 600 block of South 10th Street last night. Residents were evacuated around 10 p.m. and asked to leave for an hour.

Suspect linked to pipe bombs to remain in custody

videoA man connected to bombs found in storage units in Wilmington and Pennsylvania will stay in jail. A federal judge in Philadelphia ruled today to keep Istvan Merchenthaler, 42, behind bars.

Pennsylvania man in custody in connection to bombs found in self storage unit

video The FBI on Friday confirmed that Istvan A. Merchenthaler, 42, was in custody. He faces charges in connection with a Ponzi scheme that officials say defrauded $2 million from investors over seven years, according to media reports in Pennsylvania.

Businesses reopen day after bombs forced evacuations

videoBusiness owners and employees forced to evacuate yesterday as state and federal agents investigated explosive in a Carolina Beach Road storage unit went back to work this morning.

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