Man arrested after explosive devices found near Tucson motel

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Police have arrested a man in connection with explosive devices that were found near a Tucson motel Tuesday morning.

Police officers were called to the Silverbell Inn at 720 W. Silverlake Road regarding a suspicious object that appeared to be an explosive device. Upon arrival, officers located multiple objects that appeared to be explosive in nature.

Police evacuated the area and shut down nearby streets.

Tucson police bomb squad personnel responded to the scene and determined the objects were improvised explosive devices.

The objects were moved to another location where further investigation was conducted and the items were rendered safe.

According to Sgt. Chris Widmer, a passerby found the devices on the side of the street near the motel. The passerby brought the objects onto the motel property and reported the incident to the staff.

Detectives were able to identify the suspect as Scott Johnson, 30, and he was located Tuesday evening.

Johnson was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail for six counts of misconduct involving weapons.