Man arrested with explosives before Charlottesville vigil

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man is in jail on $100,000 bond after being arrested with a pipe bomb and another homemade explosive device hours before a nearby vigil for the people killed and injured in Charlottesville, Virginia.

WEWS-TV reported Monday that local police and federal authorities are investigating whether there was any link to Wednesday’s vigil in Akron. Bomb squads found nothing during a search of the area near the gathering, and it proceeded as planned.

The 26-year-old Akron man is charged with possessing and manufacturing dangerous ordnance. reports that the suspect told police both devices were fireworks and the bag they were in was owned by a friend.