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Northern Colorado Man Arrested For Possessing Pipe Bombs

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

DENVER – U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Bradley Bunn, age 53, from Northern Colorado, was arrested this weekend after being charged by criminal complaint with possession of illegal destructive devices, namely pipe bombs, which were found after a search warrant was executed at Bunn’s residence.  Bunn is scheduled to have his initial appearance via video conference tomorrow before a U.S. Magistrate Judge, where he will be advised of his rights and the charges pending against him.  The FBI and the ATF joined in this announcement.

According to the facts contained in the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, on May 1, 2020, FBI special agents, along with other law enforcement officers and agents, executed two search warrants in Northern Colorado.  Both search warrants were for the residence of Bradley Bunn. 

During the search of Bunn’s residence, FBI agents discovered four pipe bombs.  Separately, the technicians found two one-pound containers of .308 caliber cartridge reloading gunpowder in Bunn’s vehicle, which is a potential pipe bomb component.  Bomb technicians transported the destructive devices to a range where they were successfully rendered safe.  

Bunn has been charged with the possession of destructive devices.  If convicted he faces not more than 10 years in federal prison, and up to a $250,000 fine.  A criminal complaint is a probable cause charging document.  Anyone accused of committing a federal crime has a Constitutional right to be indicted by a grand jury.

This matter was investigated by the FBI and ATF, with support from local law enforcement.

The charges contained in this indictment are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law.


Jeff Dorschner
Spokesman, Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado
303-454-0243; 303-454-0400

Updated May 3, 2020

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