BREA (CBSLA) – A driver is facing felony charges after officers conducting a traffic stop in Brea this week discovered two homemade bombs in his car.
Salah Ali, 47, of Salinas, is charged with several counts of sale, transportation and possession of a destructive device, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office reports.READ MORE: 3-Alarm Blaze Rips Through Abandoned Covina School
According to Brea police, at around 9 p.m. Tuesday, officers pulled over a Toyota Corolla with expired tags in the area of South Orange Avenue and Imperial Highway. The driver, Ali, also had a suspended license, police said.
During the stop, officers searched the car and found two homemade bombs inside.READ MORE: Protests Continue Outside Sigma Nu House On USC's Fraternity Row As New Sexual Assault Allegations Emerge
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad was called out and rendered the two bombs safe.
There is no evidence at this time that Ali has any ties to a terrorist organization, Brea Police Lt. Adam Hawley said.
He has two prior convictions in June 2003 in Passaic County, New Jersey, for aggravated assault with serious bodily injury and terrorist threats, according to court records.
Ali was arrested and arraigned on Thursday, where he plead not guilty. He is being held on $500,000 bail. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted.MORE NEWS: Lawmaker Calls For Change On California Film Sets After Prop-Gun Shooting Death Of Halyna Hutchins By Alec Baldwin
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