Mexican national apprehended near Roma with “homemade gas bomb”

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(Photo Source: Public Records)

A Mexican national has been arrested for possession of a prohibited weapon.

Joel Salinas Garcia, 53, was apprehended by Border Patrol agents near Roma on Wednesday, June 5, after agents found Garcia hiding in the brush with a homemade gasoline bomb.

According to authorities, Garcia was found with a glass container with gasoline inside a cloth at the top of the bottle, which authorities say could have turned deadly.

According to public records, Garcia has been arrested for illegal entry into the US before.

This case remains open as authorities continue to investigate.

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