California Will Seize, Destroy Bomb Factory in House

Schwarzenegger calls state of emergency
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 2, 2010 11:50 AM CST
This image provided by KSWB-TV shows San Diego County Sheriff Bomb Squad officers at the scene on Nov. 24 in Escondido, Calif.   (AP Photo/courtesy of KSWB-TV)
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(Newser) – Here's a sign of just how many explosives and chemicals authorities found in the home bomb factory in San Diego County: They figure the best way to deal with the house is to destroy it. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency to give authorities the leeway to seize it and do just that with a controlled burn, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The man accused in the case, who’s charged with 26 counts of bomb-making, has told officials he's robbed three San Diego banks since last year. George Jakubec, who was renting the place, is set to appear in court tomorrow. Investigators also discovered handguns, wigs, and masks in the house. No word yet on Jakubec’s motive for collecting the explosives.

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