MI, men were arrested late April 20 after police said they caught them
videotaping the Ambassador Bridge. Two quarter-sticks of dynamite and several
shotgun shells were found in their car, the Detroit Free Press reports.
spotted the men during a routine patrol about 10 p.m., Officer Bernadette
Najor, a police spokeswoman, said. The men, who weren't identified, were
taken into custody and were being questioned by the FBI, Najor said.
were arrested on Vernor Street at 25th Street, but traffic on the bridge
was not affected, according to reports on the bridge's official Web site.
were holding two Arab-American men, ages 26 and 30, on a charge of possessing
a dangerous weapon, a felony, because officers found a collapsible baton
inside the car, a 2001 Cadillac. The baton is similar to the type carried
were still evaluating whether further charges should be brought against
the men for carrying the dynamite. Najor said the dynamite found in their
car was a very small amount, not enough to damage the bridge. The men had
photographs of immigration papers, which were turned over to the FBI. Najor
said they also had a hand-held audio tape recorder with the video camera.
Bridge is the nation's busiest international border crossing, with about
10 million vehicles crossing every year. The bridge handles about 25 percent
of all trade traffic between the United States and Canada.