- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2009

DETROIT (AP) - A 70-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection with suspicious objects thought to be pipe bombs left in a parking garage at Detroit’s Motor City Casino but later determined to be fakes.

Detroit police spokesman James Tate says the man from the suburb of Eastpointe was arrested about 1 a.m. at home after authorities reviewed security video. Police have not released the suspect’s identity, but Tate says he was at the casino.

“He has not revealed a motive,” said Tate, who added that no explosive devices were found in the home.

The video shows the man “get inside his vehicle, as well as exit the interior of the casino into the garage,” Tate said.

“He’s also seen on surveillance dropping off various objects,” Tate said. “He was very cognizant of anyone around him.”

Police on Sunday found several devices in the parking garage. They were detonated electronically at a safe distance from the casino and were devoid of explosive material.

The four-story garage was closed for about six hours. Officials said the casino itself wasn’t considered in danger and therefore wasn’t evacuated.

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