Possible White Supremacist Blew Himself Up at Home

Benjamin Morrow had a 'homemade explosives factory'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2018 6:20 PM CDT
Possible White Supremacist Dies Making ISIS-Style Bombs
The screen capture of a news report shows the controlled blaze set by authorities at Benjamin Morrow's apartment.   (YouTube)

A man who blew himself up in his Wisconsin apartment may have been a white supremacist building a bomb that's been dubbed "Mother of Satan," the Daily Beast reports. Benjamin Morrow, 28, died on March 5 when an explosion tore apart his Beaver Dam home and left his body under the fallen ceiling. An investigator says Morrow's apartment was a "homemade explosives factory" containing explosive materials including a gallon of acetone, a substance used by ISIS in attacks in Manchester, England, and Paris, France, in so-called "Mother of Satan" bombs. "White supremacist material" was also found in Morrow's bedroom, per an unsealed search warrant.

But local police don't think that makes Morrow a white supremacist. "I want to make very clear just because Mr. Morrow was in the possession of this material, does not categorize in any particular light," a police lieutenant tells CBS 58. "He could have been an individual that was doing research." Morrow had also stocked up two handguns, three long guns, a ballistic helmet and vest, and 2,000 rounds of ammunition, per the Fond du Lac Reporter. After bomb experts set off explosives in the apartment and then survived an unplanned blast, they opted to retrieve valuables from Morrow's neighbors and burn down the entire apartment building, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. Morrow had worked as a scientist in drug development and studied chemistry at Pensacola Christian College in Florida. (His story comes just after the suspected Austin serial bomber blew himself up.)

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