Former Army EOD officer arrested after federal raid


A former U.S. Army captain, who worked as an explosive ordinance disposal technician, was arrested -without charges being filed- at his home in Kansas on Thursday night.

The 42-year-old veteran spent ten years in the Army as an EOD officer according to his biography on a Johnson County shooting range’s website.

The unidentified army veteran currently works as a firearm instructor, according to Kansascity.com.

He was taken into custody on Thursday night after federal agents and Overland Park police found explosives during their search of his home.

According to Overland Park police the explosives were not a danger to the pubic and no evacuations were conducted.

It it no known what explosives were found but a spokesperson for the ATF said the search was conducted after they obtained a tip from another investigation.

The ten year army veteran reportedly worked as a security contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan after leaving the army at the rank of captain.

His impressive biography stated that he spent time as an instructor at the U.S. Army’s EOD school in Alabama in addition to helping build the curriculum for the Afghan National Police Academy’s bomb disposal school in Kabul.

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