Explosive Devices And Booby-Trapped Oven Found Inside Home Of Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ In Columbus, Ohio, Sheriff’s Office Says

One of the explosive devices allegedly found inside the home of Mark A. Kulis, a purported "sovereign citizen" in the capital city of Columbus, Ohio.

One of the explosive devices allegedly found inside the home of Mark A. Kulis, a purported “sovereign citizen” in the capital city of Columbus, Ohio. (Source: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook.)

UPDATED 12:49 P.M. ET U.S.A. A purported “sovereign citizen” has been jailed after Franklin County (Ohio) deputies found explosive devices in his home.

An oven inside the home allegedly was rigged with an explosive booby trap.  Meanwhile, the names of President Obama and Ohio Gov. John Kasich were found scribbled on walls inside the home, the Columbus Dispatch is reporting.

Authorities identified the suspect as Mark A. Kulis, 55, of Carolyn Ave. The Franklin County Bomb Squad responded to assist deputies, said Sheriff Zach Scott.

The incident began to unfold on Wednesday, when deputies were serving an eviction notice.

From the Columbus Dispatch (italics added):

“When deputies got inside Kulis’ home, they found four explosive devices in a bedroom closet. The oven also was booby-trapped with an explosive, Scott said.

The Franklin County bomb squad was called to detonate the devices, which was completed safely. Several houses around the property were evacuated during the process.”

Here’s how The Daily Beast put it in the deck of a column (italics added):

Police came to evict Mark Kulis—and found a home wired to explode. It’s the latest incident for a movement that rejects the government, with members who have been turning to violence.

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One Response to “Explosive Devices And Booby-Trapped Oven Found Inside Home Of Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ In Columbus, Ohio, Sheriff’s Office Says”

  1. Looks like this was an eviction subsequent to a foreclosure. The Franklin county public access court records don’t show any gibberish filed by Mr. Kulis, not sure if that was because he didn’t file any or if it wasn’t admitted to the record.

    I’m glad no one was hurt, a motion trigger on an oven bomb could have been nasty if it went off. Looks like the court had cause to question Kulis’s mental competency independant to this event.

    You don’t need to be mentally ill to become a Sovereign Citizen, but it sure as hell isn’t an impediment.

      (Quote)

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