Detroit Bridge Videotaping Leads to Arrests

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Two men were arrested after police saw them videotaping Detroit’s Ambassador Bridge, the nation’s busiest international border crossing, and found dynamite, a collapsible baton and shotgun shells in their car. Officers saw the men at about 10 p.m. last night. The men were being questioned by the FBI. “Even though the homeland security level has been lowered, we’re still patrolling our borders, and we’re not taking any chances with our city,” said a Detroit police spokeswoman. Police were holding the men, ages 26 and 30, on a felony charge of possessing a dangerous weapon because the officers found a collapsible baton – similar to one carried by police – inside the car. Police were evaluating whether charges should be brought for carrying two quarter-sticks of dynamite, which are comparable to M-80 firecrackers. The men also had a tape recorder and photographs of immigration papers, which were turned over to the FBI.

The Ambassador Bridge has about 10 million vehicle crossings every year.

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