SC hospital finds explosive in patient's bag

UNION, S.C. (AP) - A patient at a Union County hospital faces a charge of possessing explosives after hospital security found a device in his bag and police later found pipe bombs at his home.

Sheriff David Taylor says nurses at Wallace Thomson Hospital called security Friday about a patient who they feared was going to become combative. A hospital security officer called deputies after finding an explosive in the man's bag.

Deputies say the glass bottle had sealant on top and gun powder inside. They say it appeared a fuse had been removed. Deputies then found and removed seven pipe bombs from the man's home.

The patient, 51-year-old Jeffery Glenn Rash, is under guard at the hospital, charged with possession of explosives/incendiary devices.

It wasn't immediately clear if Rash has an attorney.

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