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Tampa man had explosives, bomb-making materials

Posted at 2:16 PM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 17:31:38-05
A Tampa man was arrested Monday after law enforcement found him with a weapons cache that included as many as eight pipe bombs.
 
Michael Ramos also had an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle, a .45-caliber pistol, a large amount of ammo and bomb-making materials, according to federal law enforcement.
 
Investigators say he had expressed “anti-government sentiment” and had acknowledged he had destructive devices.
 
ABC Action News spoke to the man's landlord.
 
She claims she rented a room to Ramos five months ago but he didn't express any violent tendencies.
 
"My reaction is very shocked, honestly, because that guy is a very nice guy," said Marisa, who declined to give her last name.
 
Marisa says the cache was not found in her home but at a business Ramos is employed at.
 
"The police is looking everywhere where he live, you know?" she added.
 
ATF agents reiterated that all the explosives were found at the home.
 
"He lived in a duplex so if anyone of them would have gone off, anyone in a 50 foot radius would have been severely injured or killed," said David L. Brown, an ATF special agent.
 
Ramos's girlfriend came to the scene but refused to answer questions.
 
ATF agents believe this is an isolated incident and do not have any evidence Ramos intended to detonate the bombs.