Man caught with explosives, claims he wanted to hurt first responders

Christopher Langer, who was recently revived after a heroin overdose, said he was looking to “get even” by hurting first responders

By EMS1 Staff

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A man who was arrested after being caught with explosives said he wanted to hurt first responders.

FOX News reported that Christopher Langer was arrested after arguing with his parents and telling them he placed explosive substances in a grenade. A 13-hour investigation was led by the bomb squad, who found a grenade, two other explosive devices and 200 other containers filled with unknown powders and acids.

“It was a tale of two homes,” Volusia Sheriff Michael Chitwood said. “When you first walk in, you say, ‘I can’t believe someone is in here making bombs.’ And then you go into his room, which is absolutely deplorable that if I was a roach I wouldn’t want to live in that room.”

Langer, who was revived with naloxone after a heroin overdose weeks before the incident, said he is anti-government and was trying to “get even” by hurting first responders.

 He was arrested and faces charges of making and possessing a destructive device.


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