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3 Arrested in Bomb Making, Marijuana Plant Operation in Lake Elsinore

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A 55-year-old mother and her two sons are in trouble after a series of events that led police to find a home used for child care was also used for nefarious activities. On Wednesday evening, after 23-year-old Benjamin Kuzelka's hand was injured by a bomb, he went to the hospital saying it was a gunshot wound, according to the LA Times. Doctors said the injury was inconsistent with a gun shot and notified police, who in turn responded to Kuzelka's home, finding bomb making materials and marijuana plants. Both the mother, Rebbeca Kuzelka and brother, 21-year-old Grey Kuzelka were arrested.

Although substances similar to acetone peroxide, or TATP (think 2007 London subway bombings), was found, sources to the Times say there is no evidence of terrorism. Other reports have indicated this may be neo-nazi related.