With all the news regarding the Orlando night club massacre circulating, yet another man, 20 year old James Howell, was arrested Sunday in LA with chemicals used to make explosives, an assault rifle, high capacity magazines and ammunition. Santa Monica police have said he indicated he was going to attend the LA’s PRIDE festivities. Authorities do not believe this has any connection to the incident on Orlando, Florida.
Officers found the suspect in his car when they responded to a call regarding a prowler in the area. He was apparently knocking on doors and windows of nearby residents.
Howell is from Indiana where it was discovered he is on probation for reportedly pulling a gun in hopes of intimidating a neighbor during an altercation. He is not supposed to be in possession of a firearm as part of that probation. He is being held on weapons and explosives charges with bail set at $500,000 and scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.