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Georgia explosion: 2 men arrested for allegedly setting off large explosion, police say


Two men were arrested in a large explosion that rocked a neighborhood in Georgia this month, authorities said on Friday.

The suspects Royce Van Court, 38, and Michael Bonzo Huff, 31, face multiple charges related to the October 2 explosion, which woke residents at around 3:15 a.m. in Winder, about 80 miles north -est of Atlanta, according to the Winder. Police Department.

The force of the explosion damaged a vehicle and shattered the windows of several neighboring houses, police said.

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Royce Van Court, 38, and Michael Bonzo Huff, 31, 31, were arrested this month following the blast in Winder, Georgia. (Winder Police Department)

Police officers discovered that someone had set off “explosive material” near a mailbox by the road in front of several houses on Holly Drive between McNeal Road and Brookview Terrace.

No one was hurt. Authorities said the explosion appeared to be linked to an “internal conflict”.

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The two suspects face several counts, including property damage, threats and terrorist acts, and possession, transport or receipt of explosives or destruction devices with the intent to kill, injure or intimidate people or destroy public buildings.

Huff is also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug-related items, and possession of a knife or firearm while committing a felony.

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Van Court, of Winder, was arrested on October 4, while Huff, of Nicholson, was arrested last week.

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