A West Bloomfield man faces federal explosives charges stemming from a federal investigation.
The Detroit News reports that a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday at U.S. District Court in Detroit accuses Alaa Manuel Qasawa, 49, of trying to receive, possess and store stolen explosives without a license or permit.
Agents searched Qasawa's home at Maple Mill Court Wednesday as neighbors commented on his pleasant nature with family.
"You'd always see (Qasawa) playing," longtime neighbor Larry Folkoff told Patch. "They're just regular neighbors."
A federal affidavit said that in August, Qasawa asked about buying detonators and grenades from a company in Scranton, PA. Authorities claim Qasawa was attempting to manufacture explosives.
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