The Dearborn Police Department arrested Roger Stockham of California for allegedly attempting to blow up the Islamic Center of America (19500 Ford Rd. in Dearborn), which is immediately adjacent to the Warrendale neighborhood. This is the same mosque that the Westboro Baptist Church protested at last November.
|Bombing Suspect Roger Stockham|
Thankfully, police officers were able to stop Mr. Stockham before any of the estimated 700 people inside this mosque at the time were injured. There was also no damage to the mosque itself either and the suspect is currently in custody.
The Detroit Free Press has more information about this attempted bombing available here.
I congratulate everyone at the Dearborn Police Department for a job well done. I also want to thank the anonymous person who supplied them with the tip that led to Mr. Stockham's arrest and ultimately saved hundreds of lives.