Man arrested after bomb-making material found

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TACOMA, Wash. -- A 29-year-old man has been arrested after materials used to make explosive devices were found in his possession, according to police.

Spokesman Andrew Hankins said co-workers of Kenneth Trice at Graymont Western U.S. Incorporated noticed him acting suspiciously earlier this week. They alerted their boss at the lime and stone company who then searched Trice's work locker on Tuesday.

The locker contained a 10-pound bag of fertilizer, lighter fluid, matches and small bottles filled with chemicals, Hankins said. Fearful of an explosion, company officials removed the material from company grounds before contacting police. The exact nature of the chemicals was not immediately known.

Officers responded to Trice's home in the 3600 block of East "J" Street as the Tacoma man had not gone to work on Tuesday.

Trice resisted arrest, prompting the officers to respond accordingly.

"And they knocked on the door, and it took him a little while to answer, and then I saw them rushing in," said neighbor Viktor Marker.

Fifteen minutes later, Trice was finally led out of the house in handcuffs with a bandage on his forehead, Marker said.

Trice was booked into the Pierce Co Jail for investigation of possessing chemicals used to make explosive device as well as resisting arrest. He is being held on $50,000 bail.

The bomb squad obtained a search warrant and began combing Trice's home Tuesday night. They've already removed several bags from the home, but have not revealed their contents.