Sheriff: Florida man had 'mother-of-Satan' bomb materials

Posted: 8:54 AM, Nov 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 14:59:48Z
Cops: Man had 'mother-of-Satan' bomb materials
Cops: Man had 'mother-of-Satan' bomb materials

LAKE HELEN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of having an explosive chemical that the terrorist group al-Qaida has dubbed the "mother of Satan" in his central Florida home.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal  reports  Lake Helen police acted on a tip Tuesday when they went to the home of 37-year-old Jared Coburn and found triacetone triperoxide, also known as TATP.

Chief Mike Walker says they also found other bomb-making materials.

Walker says Coburn told authorities he "was making his own version of fireworks."

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood says Coburn was charged with manufacturing an explosive device and may face additional charges. The materials were so delicate that they were being detonated underground.

The terrorism task force was at the scene Tuesday night and the FAA posted a temporary no-fly zone.