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Medford man arrested on explosives charge, threatening President Obama

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John Roos, jail booking photo (Jackson County Jail) John Roos, jail booking photo (Jackson County Jail)
MEDFORD, OR (KPTV) -

A Medford man was arrested after a search warrant was served at his apartment and pipe bombs were found inside.

On Thursday, FBI Agents and Medford Police Officers served a federal search warrant at an apartment on Poplar Drive.

According to FBI - Oregon, what appeared to be several pipe bombs were found inside the apartment. The Oregon State Police Explosives Unit responded and rendered the devices safe.

FBI - Oregon said two men live at the apartment but only one was home at the time of the search. That man was detained and released a short time later. He was not charged.

FBI Agents found the second resident, 61-year-old John Martin Roos, at a different apartment and arrested him. They said he was the subject of the search warrant.

Agents said they had probable cause to arrest Roos. 

Roos was charged with threatening the President of the United States and use of an interstate facility to transmit threats.

The United States Secret Service is assisting in this investigation.

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