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PD: Bomb materials found in apt. of trooper shooting suspect

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Bomb-making materials and instructions on how to make a bomb were found in the Durham apartment used by the man accused of shooting North Carolina Highway Patrolman Michael Potts. And warrants show, he may have had specific targets.

Potts was shot four times at close range Feb. 18th during a traffic stop, and has since been released. 

Mikel Brady, 23, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in the shooting.

Search warrants, obtained by WNCN News Wednesday, show Durham Police found piping, nails, and other materials used to make bombs.

Investigators also say they found a digital camera, with pictures that provide details on how to make bombs.

After the discovery, police notified the FBI of the findings.

More chilling, the warrants also state, a map of the city of Durham was found on a bedroom wall, pinpointing the locations of police, fire, and EMS stations nearby. 

Durham Police would not comment on whether or not Brady was planning an attack. He has not yet been charged in relation to what was found.

Only WNCN reporter Jonathan Carlson and his photographer were at the apartment complex when Durham Police officers and forensics investigators were searching unit 1205, collecting evidence.

Officials say Brady was sharing the apartment with his girlfriend, 21-year-old Lyndsey Smith. She has been charged with accessory and harboring a fugitive. The apartment was leased in her name, according to the apartment complex.

Potts was released from the hospital last week and is resting at home.

Meanwhile, WNCN has also learned a meeting was held yesterday with the highway patrol officers involved in the shooting aftermath, to help those who may need assistance dealing with the events.

Jonathan Carlson

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