Pipeline Bomb 370.
(photo credit: Courtesy IDF)
Police found an explosives lab in the home of a Kiryat Tivon man who is likely
mentally disturbed, police said on Sunday.
Coastal District police
spokesman Eran Shaked said that officers who came to the 29-year-old man’s house
late Saturday night found a large-scale explosives workshop, including several
explosive devices in various stages of readiness. They also found chemicals and
powder for making additional bombs, bomb-making instructional guides, and a
number of “manifestos” the man had written.
Police made their way to the
man’s apartment after a stun grenade was thrown at a house in the town on
Saturday night, shortly after which officers found the man walking around town
and went to his house with him, where they found the explosives lab.
district police source said police believe the man appears to be mentally
disturbed and there is a strong possibility he could be found unfit to stand
The man does not have a serious criminal record, though he does
have a few arrests for violent offenses.
He is not linked to organized
crime and police said that they don’t believe he was contracted to make the
bombs in the service of any criminal elements.