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Jun 16, 2010 1:26 PM by Greg Boyce

Civilian arrested at Army base had a land mine in his vehicle

Prosecutors say a civilian who was arrested in uniform on an Army base in Georgia had a land mine in his vehicle along with several grenades, night vision devices and a
military laser targeting device.

The federal prosecutors also say in a criminal complaint that Anthony Saxon falsely pretended to be a master sergeant and tried to steal the Army-issued infrared laser targeting sight made for military rifles.  Saxon is in custody after being arrested yesterday with the explosives in a bag in his vehicle.  A spokesman for Fort Gordon says military authorities are not treating the case as a terrorist threat.

The arrest came a day after an AWOL serviceman was arrested in Florida for trying to enter an Air Force base there with fake ID and weapons. Authorities haven't linked the two, and the Florida case has also been deemed not terrorism.

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