Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – Police say a 42-year-old Springfield man is jailed after police said they found an improvised explosive device in his vehicle.

The Springfield News-Leader reports 42-year-old Jason Kumnick of Springfield was charged Tuesday with unlawful possession, transport, manufacture, repair or sale of an illegal weapon. He’s being held on $75,000 bond.

Authorities say the device was found after an officer stopped Kumnick for a traffic violation.

A probable cause statement says the device included a “containment vessel, an explosive charge,” fuse and a trigger, as well as shrapnel in the form of coins capable of “causing severe injury or death.”

Fire and police representatives said they couldn’t comment on Kumnick’s possible intentions and the probable cause statement doesn’t address that question.

Kumnick’s lawyer didn’t return a call seeking comment.

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