UK: Man caught with homemade explosive device sparking evacuation jailed


A man who built a homemade explosive forcing around 60 people to flee their homes has been jailed for 30 months. Christopher Scarr was caught with the device in a cupboard at the property in Glasgow’s Springburn on April 17, 2023.

The 41-year-old had earlier emailed a doctor’s surgery claiming he had built a “TRI factor bomb” stating that “they might force me into something I don’t want to do”. Scarr told nurses that he learned to make bombs from “being in the army” and had guns in his gas cupboard. Officers raided his property and found a device made of three black tubes with orange wire twisted on to a black box.

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