CLEVELAND - A former anesthesiologist has admitted to making pipe bombs that were part of an arsenal seized at his apartment, federal agents say.
An affidavit filed in federal court in Akron said Mark Campano told an FBI agent that he “did indeed’’ build the pipe bombs found this week at his Cuyahoga Falls apartment.
Neither Campano nor the FBI agent who talked to him described a motive or possible target in the affidavit, which was filed late Wednesday.
His defense attorney, Donald Hicks, had no comment yesterday.
Authorities arrested Campano after he was injured in an explosion that rocked his apartment complex Monday night. Police said he was attempting to load shotgun shells when one blew up.
Campano, 56, has a history of substance abuse dating to 1987, according to state medical board records. His Ohio medical license was revoked in 2006.
Campano was charged Wednesday with one count of unlawful possession of a pipe bomb. He agreed to waive a preliminary hearing and a bond hearing.
About 35 pipe bombs, an assortment of firearms, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were found in the apartment following two explosions. No one else was hurt.