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Homemade explosive device found during Lincoln traffic stop, police say
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Homemade explosive device found during Lincoln traffic stop, police say

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A 30-year-old man who had been driving erratically through a northeast Lincoln neighborhood Friday was arrested after a traffic stop revealed an illegal explosive device in his possession, according to police. 

Lincoln Police Officer Erin Spilker said the department received multiple calls about a white 1999 Ford F-150 driving recklessly near 70th Street and Leighton Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. 

Cody Ryan


Cody Ryan, the vehicle's driver, was found to have a warrant for his arrest and a homemade device meant to explode upon impact with a hard surface, Spilker said. 

Ryan was arrested on suspicion of possessing a destructive device and driving on a revoked license, along with his outstanding felony warrant. 

He was taken to the Lancaster County Jail.

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Lincoln police officers provided medical assistance until Lincoln Fire and Rescue crews responded and transported the man to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to LPD. 

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