Police arrested 31-year-old Christopher Langer of DeBary, Florida, Monday after they say they found enough chemicals and explosive apparatus in his home to blow up the entire block on which he lived.
What are the details?
According to a Monday report by WKMG-TV, law enforcement discovered explosive devices as well as 200 containers of bodily fluids, acids, and unidentified materials inside Langer’s home.
Police responded to a domestic abuse call after Langer, during an argument, told his parents that he’d placed an explosive device inside a grenade. When they arrived on the scene, law enforcement discovered Langer, who was reportedly intoxicated, inside.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said that Langer — who he described as an anti-government heroin addict — was reportedly close to creating a “weapon of mass destruction” and likened the evidence found in Langer’s home to the materials used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
“He has all the components in there to make a weapon of mass destruction,” Chitwood said, according to WKMG.
Chitwood reported that authorities visited Langer just two weeks ago and administered Narcan, an anti-overdose drug. He added that Langer wanted to “get even” with the establishment by harming first responders.
“Two weeks ago, we saved your godd***ed life, and now we’re here, two weeks later, and you’re talking about how you want to blow us all up,” Chitwood said.
Police arrested Langer on charges of making/possessing a destructive device and booked him at the Volusia County Branch Jail where he’s being held on a $5,000 bond. According to authorities, additional charges against Langer are possible.