Arlington Man Threatened Woman Before Shotgun, Explosives Found in His Home

Arlington County Police Department

An Arlington, VA man is in police custody after a bomb squad was called to his residence on Tuesday, uncovering weapons including improvised explosives.

34-year-old Ryan Bosnick was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of Explosive Materials or Devices, Possession of a Sawed-Off Shotgun and Threats of Death or Bodily Injury to a Person.

Arlington County Police say they were dispatched at approximately 7:45pm on Monday after a call was made regarding an individual making threats.

Police say when they responded to the scene, two witnesses say they were eating at a restaurant when the man later identified as Bosnick joined them. According to the report, Bosnick made threats to harm individuals he knew.

He then allegedly opened a backpack which contained a two-piece shotgun and a bag of what was believed to have contained ammunition for said gun. After he left the restaurant, that's when the two witnesses called 911.

Upon investigation by the police, Bosnick was reportedly identified and contact was made with a woman who was the target of one or more of his threats. She also claimed he had sent her threatening text messages. A warrant was then issued for Bosnick.

The following day, Arlington County officers found Bosnick walking in the area of Fairfax Drive and N. Stuart Street and place him under arrest without incident. A search warrant for his home was issued and executed at around 3:40pm Tuesday.

Upon searching his house, police say they found a homemade sawed-off shotgun and two improvised explosive devices described as pipe bombs.

The Arlington County Fire Department's Bomb Squad was brought to the residence to assist with the removal of the explosives. The FBI was later summoned to the residence and is performing an active joint criminal investigation.

Bosnick is being held without bond.


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