Man caught with explosives released from jail

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A man with a hatred for the government and who was caught with explosives is out of jail.

Tod Bartels was sentenced yesterday to time served after pleading guilty in April to a charge of having a blasting cap without a license.

In 2013 New Mexico State Police searched his RV in Reserve where they found drawings and weapons.

Bartels was building trip wire bombs, improvised explosive devices and even a rocket launcher.

He was thinking of ways to take down a helicopter and an Osprey military aircraft. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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