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Wasilla man charged in connection with fake bomb

State troopers arrested a Wasilla man Sunday after he allegedly built a fake bomb and left it in the driveway of a Wasilla home.

Seyran Andreasyan, 32, was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening, a felony, and put in the Mat-Su jail on $5,000 bail. His arraignment is today in Palmer.

Troopers said someone called law enforcement at about 1:14 p.m. Sunday to report a possible bomb in the driveway of an Ebro Circle residence. Troopers arrived and saw a device that resembled a bomb. An explosive device disposal team from Elmendorf Air Force Base came to the home to dismantle the device. It turned out to be fake, made from foil, tape, electric wires, a digital timer and other household items, troopers said.

The trooper investigation led to a Vale Avenue residence, where they found Andreasyan. He has multiple criminal convictions in Alaska, including robbery, drug-related and parole violations.

Troopers did not provide many details about his arrest or what allegedly led him to leave the bomb in the driveway.

Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said the victim and defendant were acquaintances and "had some sort of falling out."

Terroristic threatening is a class C felony in Alaska. The maximum penalty is five years in jail and a $50,000 fine, Peters said.

Reach Elizabeth Bluemink at ebluemink@adn.com or 257-4317.

By ELIZABETH BLUEMINK

ebluemink@adn.com

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