Authorities Seize Explosives in Town of Ahnapee

A 37 year old man from the Town of Ahnapee was taken into custody Tuesday morning after authorities searched his residence for explosives. Officers found five specific explosive items during the search of the property at E5919 South Highway 54, they were seized and taken into possession of the bomb squad for further analysis. James R. Gigstead was taken into custody on a probation hold, at this time he has not been charged with a crime. Officers from the Door County Sheriff’s Department, Brown County Sheriff’s Department & the Brown-Outagamie County Bomb Squad assisted Kewaunee County authorities with the search. Authorization of the search was related to the crime of possession of explosives, contrary to Wisconsin State Statute 940.31.

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