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UPDATE: Lincoln Police Department identifies suspects in explosives investigation; makes new arrest

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Posted at 7:26 AM, Jan 25, 2023

UPDATE 1/27/2023 11:13 a.m.:

The Lincoln Police Department identified the suspects in an explosives investigation from Wednesday morning and made a new arrest.

According to a press release, the explosives were found after a traffic stop around 1 a.m. at NW 7th St and W Cornhusker Hwy. The traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle after an officer noticed it had no license plates.

Upon contact with the driver, Dominick Fossberg, 23, from Lincoln, evidence of narcotics was allegedly observed by an officer in plain view. The driver, who wasn't the owner of the vehicle, was arrested for two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

While searching the vehicle related to the narcotics investigation, suspicious devices were located by police and they were believed to be homemade explosives.

The Lincoln Fire Department Bomb Squad responded and confirmed two of the devices were hazardous. They were safely detonated and no injuries were sustained.

Officers continued their investigation and contacted the owner of the vehicle, Spenser Speidell, 24, from Lincoln at his apartment. A search warrant was served, and additional items were located. The items were safely removed and will undergo additional testing. No injuries were reported at either location.

Speidell was arrested on two counts of unlawful possession of explosive materials.

The investigation is ongoing, and investigators are working with state and federal partners to determine the circumstances surrounding the explosive devices or if any other individuals are involved.


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